Issues to Raise

Special Concerns with Shale Gas Drilling and Hydrofracking

When the issue is  Shale Gas drilling or hydraulic fracturing, the following issues should also be considered:

These are but a few of the major impacts associated with hydraulic fracturing and gas drilling and it is important to raise the issues that are germane to the project being proposed.  The purpose of NEPA, of course, is to study, understand, disclose and assess mitigation alternatives for all of these impacts before the project is approved, and not years later, when the environmental impacts will most likely be irreversible. 

Specific Issues to Raise:

Soils

Water 

Hazardous Waste

Plants and Wildlife

Archaeological and Historical Sites

Visual Quality

Air Quality