Secretary Energy Advisory Board- Shale Gas Subcommittee Report
In January of 2011, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu formed a subcommittee of his advisory board on natural gas and in May asked them to conduct a study that would propose a realistic approach to monitor the current and potential environmental impacts of the development of shale gas production. The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Subcommittee released the interim report in early August. The report sought insights from the public, regulators, and industry, academics and experts, and provided recommendations to keep them engaged on all levels while continuing development of the shale gas resources.
On September 19th 2011, The CSIS Energy and National Security Program hosted a discussion of the SEAB interim report featuring remarks by Dr. John Deutch, the Chairman of the Shale Gas Subcommittee and Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A Q&A session follows Dr. Deutch's presentation. Frank Verrastro, Senior Vice President and Director of the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, moderates the session.