Primary Goals

The primary goals of the Shale Resources and Society Institute are to:

  • Address environmental, economic, social, and legislative concerns related to shale gas and oil development.
  • Build a well-informed citizenry through a base of community knowledge regarding shale gas and oil development, while carefully balancing academic and public education.
  • Bring all sectors together to make intelligent decisions based on the best information available.
  • Work with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Train students in energy-related fields and prepare them to fill future leadership roles.

Facilitate potential economic benefits without damaging the environment.