Oct. 27 workshop: Statewide impacts of shale development

An energy infrastructure workshop called Statewide Impacts of Shale and Alternative Energy Development, hosted by CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension, is Tuesday, Oct. 27, on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. You’re invited to attend. Shale oil and gas development and its effects on landowners, communities and public officials (through land leasing, influxes of workers, building new pipelines and more) will be a main focus. Read more here and here. Register here (the cost is $30 and includes lunch).

Drilling for answers

2013_EnergyShale484_5Ohio State scientists, including from CFAES, talk about their research on shale energy — what they’re doing, what they’re planning, what they’d like to do down the road — in a recent press release. “The shale energy industry is moving very quickly,” Zuzana Bohrerova, coordinator of Ohio State’s Shale Environmental Management Research Cluster, says in the release, “and there’s not really much science behind what’s happening and what impact it can have, good or bad.”