May 28 — The U.N. Conference on Trade and Development report found that the meteoric rise of natural gas production has led to “major concerns” about contamination of both ground and surface water and an increase in seismic activity. The report conceded that the risks of significant fracking-related issues are slim, but warned that consequences could be dire.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.