Garrett County and Natural Gas - Risks and Benefits

A selection of categorized links to allow one to assess the risks and benefits of gas development in Garrett Conty.

Garrett County Montage


General policy

- 1366 - [June 22, 2012] - The Royal Society, The Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering - "Final report - Shale gas extraction"
"The UK Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir John Beddington FRS, asked the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering to review the scientific and engineering evidence and consider whether the risks associated with hydraulic fracturing (often termed ‘fracking’) as a means to extract shale gas could be managed effectively in the UK."
- 1382 - [Update: CSX train hauling North Dakota oil derails, cars ablaze in W. Virginia] - Congressional Research Service, Adam Vann, Brandon J. Murrill and Mary Tiemann - "Hydraulic Fracturing: Selected Legal Issues"
"Hydraulic fracturing is a technique used to recover oil and natural gas from underground low permeability rock formations. Its use along with horizontal drilling has been responsible for an increase in estimated U.S. oil and natural gas reserves. Hydraulic fracturing and related oil and gas production activities have been controversial because of their potential effects on public health and the environment. Several environmental statutes have implications for the regulation of hydraulic fracturing by the federal government and states."