GWPC 2013 Annual Forum

Mark your calendars now for the 2013 Annual Forum

When:        SEPTEMBER 22-25
Where:       ST LOUIS, MO,
                     212 N Kingshighway Blvd
                     St. Louis, MO 63108

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Dear FracFocus Participating Company:

Seasons Greetings from GWPC

Thank you to all of our members and participants who supported the Ground Water Protection Council in 2012.

We hope you will join us at one of our upcoming events in 2013 including:

Massachusetts Announces Final Sustainable Water Management Initiative

Today, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts announced the Sustainable Water Management Initiative (SWMI).  SWMI was created in 2010 by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and included a wide range of stakeholders and support from the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Fish and Game, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

State Regulators Issue White Paper on Stray Gas

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) released a White Paper summarizing the Stray Gas Incidence & Response Forum recently held in Cleveland, OH. Co-hosted by U.S. Department of Energy the event focused on stray gas in areas where shale gas or other unconventional natural gas is being developed. Stray gas is gas that migrates from its natural geological location into aquifers or the shallow subsurface. 

Call for Abstracts - 2013 UIC Conference

GWPC has released an announcement and Call for Abstracts for the 2013 UIC Conference.
Download Here

Fracking: The Roles of Corporate Self Governance and Federal, State, and Local Control

The attached issue of The Environmental Forum focuses on the issue of Hydraulic Fracturing regulation.  GWPC Executive Director Mike Paque penned an article as part of this discussion.
Dowload all the articles. 

GAO Releases Reports on Shale Gas

The GAO recently released two reports on shale gas:
Unconventional Oil and Gas Development: Key Environmental and Public Health Requirements” was released yesterday and is available here:
Oil and Gas: Information on Shale Resources, Development, and Environmental and Public Health Risks” which is available here:

Protecting groundwater protects public health, the environment

More info availabe at the PYGWD Web site

State Water Organization Elects New Leaders

Monday, August 20, 2012
Contact: Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, 202-756-0600 x 1, Association of Clean Water Administrators
State Water Organization Elects New Leaders