Energy Secretary Statement on Final Report from Natural Gas Subcommittee

(August 18th, 2011) Washington DC — The Natural Gas Subcommittee of the Secretary Energy Advisory Board today submitted its final 90-day report on recommendations to reduce the environmental impacts from shale gas production to Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Earlier this year, President Obama announced a plan for U.S. energy security in which he instructed the Secretary of Energy to work with other agencies, the natural gas industry, states, and environmental experts to improve the safety of shale gas development. As a result, Secretary Chu charged the Subcommittee with providing recommendations to improve the safety and environmental performance of shale gas extraction processes, and other steps to ensure protection of public health and safety.

Below is Secretary Chu’s statement on receiving the final report:

Source (Us Department of Energy)