Regulators Cite Greater Shale Knowledge as Environmental Complaints Dwindle

by Jan Cottingham  on Monday, Sep. 15, 2014 12:00 am   5 min read

Teresa Marks, director of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality: “We did a lot of inspections the first three to four years.” | (Photo by Jason Burt)

A decade of shale play development has seen a resolution of some of the early concerns, and two of the Arkansas regulators most involved in overseeing the gas industry in the play credit the growing “maturity” not just of the industry but of their own agencies and the public.

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