DOE Releases Addendum to Environmental Review Documents for LNG Exports

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a final Addendum updating its May 2014 “Draft Addendum To Environmental Review Documents Concerning Exports Of Natural Gas From The United States.”  The Addendum provides additional information on the potential environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling activities gas production and exploration activities.  DOE states that the Addendum is not required by the National Environmental Policy Act, but was prepared “to be responsive to the public and provide the most current information available.”  DOE further states that the Addendum is largely based on the report Environmental Impacts of Unconventional Natural Gas Development and Production (May 29, 2014), prepared by the National Energy Technology Laboratory, a DOE Laboratory.  Read more in the press release.

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