Today, AGA’s President and CEO Dave McCurdy commented on DOE’s Natural Gas Subcommittee final report on safety and environmental recommendations for the shale gas production industry. McCurdy commended the subcommittee for providing recommendations that embrace sustainable environmental practices, energy security and economic opportunity as key considerations in developing our nation’s abundant shale gas resources.
Indeed, the Department of Energy has made a valuable contribution to the public discourse, championing a regional best-practices approach for the production community and encouraging important measurement, monitoring and disclosure-based projects like STRONGER and FracFocus. As EPA moves forward with its 2-year drinking water study, the Department of Interior creates policy for federal lands, and states continue a myriad of cooperative approaches to ensure safe and sustainable shale gas development, we can expect the subcommittee’s recommendations to give an important message of encouragement to all who are dedicated to ensuring that natural gas is produced responsibly, enabling American consumers and our economy to benefit for decades to come.
Check out AGA’s Responsible Natural Gas Resource Development Principles here.