"As producers in the Appalachian Basin, we strive to be responsible operators that conduct business in a transparent and sustainable manner, and openly communicate with stakeholders. ASRPG's members are committed to conducting operations in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances, and implementing standards, practices and procedures that meet or exceed regulatory requirements. The continuous evolution of technology used by the oil and natural gas industry has improved economic opportunities in the Appalachian region, energy security and the ability to conduct operations in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. ASRPG's goal is to encourage operators to implement today's technologies that enhance safety and environmental performance. We also recognize it isessential for all operators to continuously improve and adopt effective practices as technology evolves."
"API's standards and recommended practices form a very strong foundation for safe and responsible production of energy from shale, including hydraulic fracturing, which is an essential part of the process. Regional differences in state geology make a single set of operational regulations impractical and API's standards provide a structure amenable to various groups to help them develop practices specific to local geography."
API said it supports and works closely with a number of public and private partnerships throughout the country, including FracFocus, State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations (STRONGER) and the Groundwater Protection Council (GWPC). Miller said, "It is only with the use of hydraulic fracturing that our nation will be able to develop our vast oil and natural gas resources. And, this technology is a game changer that could lead to significant job growth, billions in revenue for our government, and a boost to our energy security."
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