Full Title: Extracting the Facts: An Investor Guide to Disclosing Risks From Hydraulic Fracturing Operations
Author(s): Richard A. Liroff
Publisher(s): Investor Environmental Health Network
Publication Date: 12/2011


Description (excerpt):

Many governments and communities around the world are looking to learn from the U.S. experience before deciding whether and how to permit exploitation of their shale resources. Companies must be publicly transparent about managing their environmental footprint and social impacts, and engage with key community stakeholders to earn and maintain their social license to operate. Transparency requires full disclosure of steps being taken to minimize risks, acknowledgement of challenges and failures, and clearly defined steps to continually improve operations.