Unconventional Oil & Natural Gas - Second Community Workshop, December 2014, Wheeling, WV

December 10, 2014

This second of three community workshops provided an opportunity for the HEI Special Scientific Committee to hear from interested members of academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations regarding their (1) recommendations for scientific research to better understand the potential impacts of 21st century oil and gas development in the Appalachian Basin; and (2) criteria that may be used to prioritize research alternatives. The workshop was timed to allow for this input just as the HEI Committee had released its draft report, The Potential Impacts of 21st Century Oil and Gas Development in the Appalachian Basin: First Steps Toward a Strategic Research Plan pdf and before it began development of its Strategic Scientific Research Plan. In addition, all workshop participants heard from speakers knowledgeable about potential impacts on communities and the evolution of oil and gas industry practice and technology. Organizational support was provided by the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics.



Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Technical Presentations

Daniel Soeder
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Michael E. Parker
Parker Environmental and Consulting, LLC
Jeffrey Jacquet
South Dakota State University

Looking Ahead: The Committee's Draft Report and Research Recommendations

Workshop Participants; Moderated by George Hornberger (Vanderbilt University)
Workshop Participants; Moderated by Alison Cullen (University of Washington)
Daniel Greenbaum
Health Effects Institute


Oglebay Resort and Conference Center
465 Lodge Drive
Wheeling, WV 26003
United States


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