Workshop on Risks of Unconventional Shale Gas Development -- May 30-31


The National Research Council will hold a two-day public workshop to discuss the risks related to unconventional shale gas development and management.  Academics and field experts will speak about the operational risks of shale gas development as well as its potential effects on water, air, communities, ecosystems, climate change, and public health.  A panel discussion and open Q&A session will follow each presentation.



The workshop will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 30, and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 31, in Room 100 of the National Academies' Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C.  Those who cannot attend may watch a video webcast at


For a full agenda and to register for the event, please visit  Papers and abstracts will be available online preceding the workshop.  Media inquiries should be directed to the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information, tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail