HEI Energy is launching a new research program to improve understanding of potential community exposures that come directly from unconventional oil and gas development (UOGD) in the United States. This research will produce publicly available data and tools for use in policymaking and future environmental health research. Providing opportunities to engage various stakeholders, including the public, in the research is a critical part of the success of this program.
Since its founding in 2019, HEI Energy has been committed to providing impartial, peer-reviewed science about potential human exposures and health effects associated with onshore development of oil and natural gas from shale and other unconventional resources in the United States.
The initial slate of funded research consists of five studies launched in early 2022 on air quality, water quality, and noise in communities affected by UOGD.