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Regional variation in water-related impacts of shale gas development and implications for emerging international plays

Mauter, Meagan; Alvarez, Pedro J; Burton, Allen; Cafaro, Diego; Chen, Wei; Gregory, Kelvin; Jiang, Guibin; Li, Qilin; Pittock, James; Reible, Danny; Schnoor, Jerald

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The unconventional fossil fuel industry is expected to expand dramatically in coming decades as conventional reserves wane. Minimizing the environmental impacts of this energy transition requires a contextualized understanding of the unique regional issues that shale gas development poses. This manuscript highlights the variation in regional water issues associated with shale gas development in the U.S. and the approaches of various states in mitigating these impacts. The manuscript also...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/75004
Source: Environmental Science and Technology
DOI: 10.1021/es405432k

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