The Natural Resources Defense Council has launched a project to develop recommended practices for air and water monitoring related to unconventional oil and gas extraction that would inform public health assessments and protections.
As part of that effort, NRDC has scheduled three webinars this month to share the results of its work to date, and to gather input from the public about air and water monitoring around unconventional oil and gas operations.
NRDC has also posted presentations from a December 2013 webinar it organized with the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment, the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health & the Environment (MACCHE), and the Health Effects Institute (HEI).
Monitoring the impacts of unconventional oil and gas development is an essential task for governments in shale gas states, at least, and perhaps for communities and the Federal government as well. NRDC’s effort and the experts they have assembled are exemplary – and equally essential to developing this critically-needed work.