Weston Roundtable— DAVID ALLEN
Atmospheric Impacts of Expanded Natural Gas Use
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Hector De Luca Forum, Discovery Building
Fracking of shale formations will become the dominant source of domestic natural gas in coming decades. However, environmental impacts associated with fracking have made it controversial. This presentation will focus on its air quality impacts. Data and modeling on emissions and impacts of photochemically active air pollutants, toxic air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions will be described. In addition, natural gas production in Texas and the Texas grid will be used as a case study.