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Read PASA's Board of Directors Adopted Policy Statement on Unconventional Natural Gas Extraction
June 14, 2012
The Board of Directors of PASA recently adopted a policy statement on the topic of unconventional natural gas extraction after considering comments from the organization's members and supporters.
PASA struggled with the issue of unconventional natural gas extraction, involving long horizontal drilling and hydro-fracturing, or "fracking," for a long time before arriving at this policy statement. "I'm sure many folks will consider this statement to be 'too little, too late,'" said PASA Executive Director Brian Snyder. "But we really wanted to get this right, considering the needs and interests of our members on all sides of this critical issue, while also firmly adhering to our mission," he added.
The PASA board is hopeful that the statement can serve to rally interest in examining the natural gas extraction industry more closely at a time when lower prices have also raised question about its economic feasibility.