Impact of Shale Gas Development on Regional Water Quality

  title={Impact of Shale Gas Development on Regional Water Quality},
  author={Radisav D. Vidic and Susan Louise Brantley and Julie Vandenbossche and David Andrew Yoxtheimer and Jorge D. Abad},
Background Natural gas has recently emerged as a relatively clean energy source that offers the opportunity for a number of regions around the world to reduce their reliance on energy imports. It can also serve as a transition fuel that will allow for the shift from coal to renewable energy resources while helping to reduce the emissions of CO2, criteria pollutants, and mercury by the power sector. Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing make the extraction of tightly bound natural gas… Expand

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