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Exploring the environmental effects of shale gas development in the Chesapeake Bay watershedAuthor(s): Scientific and Technical Committee [STAC] Chesapeake Bay Program
Source: STAC Publ. #13-01. Edgewater, MD: Chesapeake Bay Research Consortium. 30 p.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionOn April 11-12, 2012, the Chesapeake Bay Program's Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) convened an expert workshop to investigate the environmental effects of shale gas development in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The purpose of this workshop was to engage scientists from across the nation in a review of the state-of-the-science regarding shale gas development effects on the Chesapeake Bay. To date, many researchers have completed studies of various environmental effects, but a collective state-of-the-science review of these studies has not been conducted. Without fully understanding the breadth of available scientific knowledge, the scientific community cannot adequately identify and prioritize future research needs. This workshop represents the first effort within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed to 1) synthesize the collective research results available regarding shale gas development and 2) identify the potential effects associated with shale gas development (e.g., water quality and quantity, land cover change) may pose to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. To accomplish those objectives, presentations summarizing previous research studies regarding shale gas development were provided.
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CitationChesapeake Bay Program, Scientific and Technical Committee [STAC]. 2013. Exploring the environmental effects of shale gas development in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. STAC Publ. #13-01. Edgewater, MD: Chesapeake Bay Research Consortium. 30 p.
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