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Report makes recommendations for Shale Gas Development

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) – The Arkansas Public Policy Panel is informing legislators and all Arkansas citizens on the risks of natural gas development in the Fayetteville Shale Play and  how to minimize those risks.

The panel's released report, titled "Arkansas in the Balance:  Managing the Risks of Shale Gas Development in the Natural State," gives the life cycle of a typical gas well in the Fayetteville Shale, points out risks to property rights, water quality and quantity, air quality, human health, wildlife and landscapes.

Lawmakers are beginning to consider legislation similar to the report's recommendations, and the Public Policy Panel plans to release another report in the future highlighting regulations for hydraulic fracture drilling.

The report is available at www.arpanel.org.

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