Energy independence is of national importance. It is a topic of political, economic, and sustainability discourse all across the country. This Regional Commission does not intend to either encourage or discourage drilling as an energy source. Rather, the Commission was formed in January, 2015 to serve as a forum for education and discussion in order to formulate a regional response to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the region’s residents in connection with the extraction of hydrocarbons in the Commission’s planning area. The members of the Commission are truly experts in their respective fields, i.e., law, public service, safety, science and technology, conservancy, medicine, business, finance, and economics – and all are residents of the study area.
Regional Commission Report and Recommendations