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New interstate pipeline proposed near old pipeline-rupture site

Jul 2, 2014
"The wild grass is only now beginning to hide the scar left by the giant ditch digger that gouged a trench though Ron Kardos' Oceola Township, Mich., pasture last year for an oil pipeline - but already Kardos is preparing for another onslaught of...

Michigan Chronicle interviews Rabe on fracking in Michigan

Jan 21, 2013
The Michigan Chronicle interviewed Barry Rabe for its story on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Fracking is a process by which oil and gas companies inject chemical fluids or sand into underground shale rock formations in order to free deposits...
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Using information disclosure to achieve policy goals: How experience with the Toxics Release Inventory can inform action on shale gas fracking

Dec 4, 2013, 10:00-11:30 am EST
Weill Hall
****Watch the video**** Free and open to the public. Abstract The federal Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is the premier national example of a non-regulatory environmental policy, and it illustrates well both the potential and limitations of using information disclosure to achieve policy goals. The TRI was adopted in 1986 as an amendment to the federal Superfund law, and since 1988 we have had annual reports on the release of over 650 toxic chemicals by some 20,000 industrial facilities around the nation.
Ford School
CLOSUP Lecture Series

Shale Gas and Fracking: Issues for State and Local Governance

Dec 3, 2012, 10:00-11:30 am EST
Weill Hall
Free and Open to the Public Panelists: Christopher Borick, Director, Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion Jacquelyn Pless, Energy Policy Associate, National Conference of State Legislatures Erich Schwartzel, Editor of Pipeline, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Moderator: Barry Rabe, Director, Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) See the presentations from the event:by Christopher Borick 
Ford School

Barry Rabe: Taxes on fracking? Politics in the shale era

Nov 5, 2014 0:02:05

University of Michigan environmental policy professor Barry Rabe looks at how states are responding to the first decade of extended development of oil and natural gas from shale deposits where federal involvement is limited.