Peer-Reviewed Publications April 20, 2016
Toward an understanding of the environmental and public health impacts of shale gas development: an analysis of the peer reviewed scientific literature, 2009-2015
Report presents and reviews the available science on some of the most salient environmental and public health concerns associated with shale gas development as of the end of 2015.
Peer-Reviewed Publications April 15, 2015
Important lessons can be drawn from the UNGD experience in the United States. This article explores these considerations and argues that shale gas development policies in the UK and elsewhere should be informed by empirical evidence generated on environmental, public health, and social risks.
Peer-Reviewed Publications June 30, 2014
Assessment and risk analysis of casing and cement impairment in oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania, 2000-2012
Previous research has demonstrated that proximity to unconventional gas development is associated with elevated concentrations of methane in groundwater aquifers in Pennsylvania. To date, the mechanism of this migration is poorly understood. Our study, which looks at more than 41,000 conventional an
Peer-Reviewed Publications April 16, 2014
Despite a growing body of evidence, data gaps persist. Most important, there is a need for more epidemiological studies to assess associations between risk factors, such as air and water pollution, and health outcomes among populations living in close proximity to shale gas operations.
Peer-Reviewed Publications February 28, 2014
What is known about the health effects of gas extraction by induced hydraulic fracturing of gas-bearing rock - ie, fracking? A workshop held on Nov 15, 2013, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine addressed this question.
Peer-Reviewed Publications February 1, 2014
This article argues that legislators making decisions about shale gas development have a prima facie duty to minimize false negatives.
Peer-Reviewed Publications October 11, 2013
This commentary explores the need for research to quantify the potential risks to the environment and to human health from unconventional natural gas development in both the short-term and long-term.