A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) includes guidelines for natural gas extraction that includes horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (known as fracking). Those guidelines emphasize transparency and the monitoring of environmental and social impacts. That includes full disclosure of fracking fluid ingredients and testing of baseline water and air conditions before drilling begins.
- "International Energy Agency Calls for More Transparency in Shale Gas Extraction," StateImpact (NPR and local stations), May 29, 2012, by Susan Phillips.
- Previous Story: SEJ WatchDog of May 30, 2012.