Resolution 09.106 Supporting Continued Environmentally Responsible Development of Shale Gas in the United States
In October 2009, IOGCC member states passed Resolution 09.106
that resolves that shale gas should be encouraged under conditions that protect the environment and public health and safety. Key highlights of Resolution 09.106:
Domestic sources of natural gas are expected to increase as a share of U.S. supply from 84 percent in 2007 to 97 percent in 2030
Member states of the IOGCC have proven to have effective regulatory systems that protect water, air, soils, and other resources as well as public health and safety
It is crucial for U.S. citizens, policy-makers, and lawmakers to understand the importance of shale gas to our economy and energy security as well as the safeguards in place to minimize impacts from shale gas exploration and production.