A public workshop to discuss “Opportunities and Constraints to Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Natural Gas Development” was held in Vernal, Utah on October 14, 2010 at the Vernal campus of Utah State University. The workshop was sponsored by Utah State University, The Bingham Energy Research Center; The University of Colorado Natural Resources Law Center; and the Houston Advanced Research Center, Environmentally Friendly Drilling Program.
The meeting included presentations and panel discussions on:
- Trends and environmental issues related to natural gas development
- Examples of environmental innovations being used in the Uintah Basin
- Examples of innovation & tools from outside the Uintah Basin
- Regulations and environmental policies: friend or foe? A panel discussion with government leaders
The 145 attendees represented a range of regional and local energy industry actors, representatives from local, state, tribal, and federal government agencies, university scientists, and local community residents.
Rob Behunin, John Baza, Gene Theodori, Selma Sierra, Lowell Braxton
Utah State University. Bingham Entrepreneurship and Energy Research Center, University of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center. Intermountain Oil and Gas BMP Project, and Houston Advanced Research Center. Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program, "AGENDA: Opportunities and Obstacles to Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Natural Gas Development in the Uintah Basin" (2010). Opportunities and Obstacles to Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Natural Gas Development in Uintah Basin (October 14).
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