Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Must Read: Could Smog Shroud the Marcellus Shale Boom?


That is the headline of a must read Greenwire story picked up by the NY Times, dated May 27th.  See http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/05/27/27greenwire-could-smog-shroud-the-marcellus-shales-natural-3397.html

Controlling air emissions remains a top priority for developing the right way Marcellus shale gas.  The huge focus on water can cause a loss of focus on this essential issue.


  1. Concerned ScientistMay 31, 2011 at 8:14 AM

    Can you elaborate on what you see as the main emissions problems associated with drilling and how they might best be reduced and regulated?

  2. Concerned ScientistMay 31, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    I just read the article which I couldn't see before. It seems to me that the new natural-gas burning engines should just be required as of a certain date. I am with you - industry should be proactive and switch their engines over as soon as possible. Plus its probably cheaper in the long run and a great advertisement for natural gas as a fuel.