Natural Gas Extraction: Issues and Policy Options

Date: February 27, 2013 - February 27, 2013
Location: Webinar
Contact: Rosa Soliz,

There is public concern about how to extract natural gas resources in a manner that provides additional energy sources while maintaining and enhancing economic development and assuring the protection of natural resources for safe use by humans, flora and fauna. These concerns include how to best manage potential impacts to the environment and communities arising from the development of natural gas resources.

The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development will host the webinar "Natural Gas Extraction: Issues and Policy Options" on Feb. 27. The webinar can be accessed by going to

The NCRCRD works with Extension professionals, researchers, and their partners to enhance rural development outcomes in the twelve state north central region that includes Michigan.

The NCRCRD is directed by a tenured faculty member at Michigan State University. The NCRCRD works to establish collaborative working relationships across the region to address emerging and continuing issues of interest to rural communities.

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