Environmentalists and Energy Experts Working Together for Fracking Solutions?

From The Foundry:

Saving the environment and producing shale oil and gas by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) are not mutually exclusive; however, it seems the two sides have been unable to move past their differences. But The Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD) out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, might just be pointing the way.

The CSSD was unveiled last week as a third-party evaluation company organized to certify oil and gas shale companies in the Appalachian region as environmentally responsible. It’s not a new idea—except that the standards for a company to earn the stamp of approval are pretty powerful.

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