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Research Briefs July 31, 2020
Analysis of Air Monitoring Data Collected During Oil Field Well Stimulation Treatments in California: Implications for Human Health
The goal of the study for California Air Resources Board was to determine the potential implications for human health associated with air pollutants identified during hydraulic fracturing and cleanout activities.
Research Briefs April 25, 2017
Natural Gas Power Plants in California’s Disadvantaged Communities
California's power plants are disproportionately located near communities with high cumulative socioeconomic and environmental burdens. By applying the environmental justice screening tool CalEnviroScreen 3.0, we find that half of California's natural gas power plants are located in communities.
Research Briefs December 13, 2016
Comparative Analysis: Environmental Impacts of Utility-Scale and Distributed Solar
Research Briefs January 1, 2013
Fluid Migration Mechanisms Due to Faulty Well Design and/or Construction: An Overview and Recent Experiences in the Pennsylvania Marcellus Play
This PSE brief introduces the mechanisms leading to loss of well structural integrity and examines the prevalence of fluid migration from faulty wells in the natural gas industry and potential impacts for the Marcellus region.