Unconventional Oil & Natural Gas - First Public Workshop, June 2014

June 10, 2014

The first of three public workshops provided an opportunity for the HEI Scientific Committee to hear from interested parties regarding the potential impacts of unconventional oil and natural gas development and recommendations for scientific research to better understand them. In addition, all workshop participants heard a series of technical talks that summarize what is known about potential impacts on human health, communities, and the environment as well as a technical talk regarding the basics of unconventional oil and gas development technology and ongoing research to improve technology/practice to prevent or minimize impacts. Organizational support was provided by the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Politics.



Jun 10 2014 - 8:30am

8:30 AM

Welcome and Introductions

Daniel S. Greenbaum
, Health Effects Institute
Robert O’Keefe
, Health Effects Institute

8:45 AM

Description of Committee Charge and Goal of the Initiative

George M. Hornberger
, Vanderbilt University

Technical Presentations Regarding Potential Impacts and Research Priorities

Jun 10 2014 - 9:00am

9:00 AM

Human Health

10:30 AM


11:30 AM

Unconventional Oil & Gas Development Technology

12:15 PM


Facilitated Discussion of Potential Impacts and Research Priorities

Jun 10 2014 - 12:45pm

2:00 PM

Identification of Research Priorities

3:15 PM


Mueller Center, Senator John Heinz History Center,
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
United States