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Halliburton Loophole

"Father of Fracking"
George Mitchell
concerns over environmental
impacts of fracking

History of Fracking
Only a new technology

USA Fracking Stories

A Texan tragedy

Gas injection may have triggered earthquakes in Texas

California Lags in Fracking Regulations

All In for California Water

Fracking in Michigan

Fracking in Michigan Potential Impact on Health, Environment, Economy

Hydraulic fracturing of Marcellus Shale

Methane Gas from Marcellus Shale Drilling

Marcellus Shale Gas Economics

Health impacts of Marcellus shale gas drilling

Pennsylvania Fracking

Fracking in Virginia

Lesson From Wyoming Fracking

Water Pollution from Fracking

Hydraulic Fracturing Poses Substantial Water Pollution Risks

Methane in drinking water wells

Abandoned gas wells leak

Natural Gas Leaks Discovered in Boston

Methane Leaks Under Streets of Boston

Methane leaks make fracking dirty

Fracking effects real estate values

Fracking stimulates earthquakes

Protecting Gas Pipelines From Earthquakes

Gas Pipeline Earthquake - Simulations

America's crumbling pipelines

Averting Pipeline Failures

Dangers to Underground Pipelines

Gas Pipelines Could Serve as Wireless Links

Government Action needed on a National Energy Policy

EPA Releases Update on Ongoing Hydraulic Fracturing Study

Solar Booster Shot for Natural Gas Power Plants

Natural Gas Pricing Reform to Facilitate Carbon Tax Policy

Investing in fracking

What Oil Prices Have in Store?

Methane Out, Carbon Dioxide In

Health impacts of Marcellus shale gas drilling

Professor Ingraffea

Anti-Fracking Billboard

Natural Gas Drilling

Threats to Biodiversity

Pronghorn Migration
hindered by gas development

Microbes in a Fracking Site

Protozoa May Hold Key to World Water Safety

Shale Gas Production

Research into the Fracking Controversy

Convert Methane Into Useful Chemicals

Methane Natural Gas Into Diesel

'Natural Gas' at the molecular level

Arctic Methane risks

Arctic Methane Seeps

Great Gas Hydrate Escape

Undersea Methane Seep Ecosystem

Methane in the Atmosphere of Early Earth

Methane Natural Gas Linked to Climate Change

Cutting Methane Pollutants Would Slow Sea Level Rise

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Ohio | Pennsylvania | Texas | Utah | Virginia | Wyoming

Shale Gas


ASME Pushes for Government Action on a National Energy Policy

5/11/2009 - ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) - ASME, in collaboration with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE-USA), has issued a proclamation outlining critical national energy priorities and programs for the Obama Administration and the U.S. Congress to consider in the next several years.

Twenty-one engineering societies, representing over one million engineers, have endorsed the "National Energy Policy Goals Proclamation" of ASME and IEEE-USA, which emphasizes research and development in new technologies as part of a comprehensive strategy to protect U.S. economic and national security.

This call to action supports a balanced national energy portfolio that combines traditional energy sources " including natural gas, coal and nuclear power " with renewable energy such as wind, geothermal, solar, and biomass to support reliable, abundant and economically viable energy for the nation's current and future energy challenges.

The proclamation also calls for policy objectives that encourage energy conservation, reward energy efficiency and foster energy breakthroughs, like electric vehicles, which can permanently impact the domestic energy landscape.

The proclamation, which has been sent to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, calls for maximizing the use of electric power and the modernization of the nation's electric transmission grid.

It also urges maximized use of electricity for the transportation sector, and the establishment of viable and sustainable national energy efficiency and conservation goals, among other objectives.

Announcing this effort, ASME President Thomas M. Barlow and IEEE-USA President Gordon Day issued a joint letter to lawmakers urging their consideration and adoption of the goals stated in the proclamation as they draft and consider energy legislation that could transform the nation's energy programs.

The two societies are also leading an energy policy alliance focused on providing information on energy legislation and serving as a resource to the engineering community.

About ASME

ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges.

Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society.

ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.



 

 

 

 

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