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The ECOS-IOGCC Forum was created at the 2007 ECOS Spring Meeting in order to provide a place for dialogue with the oil and gas regulators. The Forum is currently chaired by ECOS members John Corra of Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and Steve Thompson of Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality along with IOGCC member Bill Sydow of the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

EPA Work on Hydraulic Fracturing and Drinking Water

In February and March 2011, EPA is hosting a series of technical workshops on hydraulic fracturing and drinking water. The four workshops will focus on:

  • chemical and analytical methods
  • well construction and operation
  • fate and transport
  • water resource management

EPA is currently seeking subject matter experts to participate in the workshops. Experts who want to participate should apply at between December 13, 2010 and January 3, 2011. More informaiton about the workshops can be found here.

2008 Annual Meeting

Notes from the 2008 Annual Meeting ECOS-IOGCC Forum Session


Hydraulic Fracturing by Bill Sydow of Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Economics and Other Aspects of Carbon Sequestration by Ned Leonard of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy

Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide by Steve Heare of the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water at USEPA

2008 Spring Meeting Notes for the ECOS-IOGCC Forum

2007 Annual Meeting Notes for the ECOS-IOGCC Forum

Link to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) website.