Fracking: Methods, Regulations, Economics, and Impacts Expert Article

In this presentation delivered to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Michael D. Klein, P.E., CHMM, discusses fracking, with a focus on methods, regulations, and environmental impacts.

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Questions you can expect to learn the answers to, include:

  • What is hydraulic fracturing?
  • Where are the shale gas reserves located in the United States?
  • What are the economics of shale gas recovery?
  • How is shale gas extracted?
  • What are the regulations for oil exploration?
  • What are the local infrastructure issues?
  • What are the economic and community impacts?
  • What are the risks?

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Michael is a Civil Engineer (MSCE) with over 25 years of experience in the design, planning, and delivery of high-value projects for both the government and private sector. He combines his engineering… read more.


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