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HEI Energy Committee Members and Staff to Host AGU Town Hall

December 7, 2021
HEI Energy Committee Chair George Hornberger, Committee member Ted Russell, and HEI Energy staff Donna Vorhees and Anna Rosofsky will hold a Town Hall at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in New Orleans on December 14, 2021.

Register for the Webinar on Abandoned and Orphaned Oil and Natural Gas Wells

November 9, 2021
This webinar will review the current understanding of the scale and location of abandoned and orphaned wells across the U.S. as well as possible human exposures associated with releases to air and water from these wells and efforts to address them.

Webinar 3 in series on energy production and human health

October 19, 2021

The next webinar in the HEI Energy series, Energy Production and Human Health: Surveying Current Knowledge about Exposures from Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Development (UOGD) is scheduled for October 28th. The webinar series will provide impartial information about human exposure and health effects associated with UOGD with two primary objectives:


Webinar 2 in series on energy production and human health

April 29, 2021

The next webinar in the HEI Energy series, Energy Production and Human Health: Surveying Current Knowledge about Exposures from Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Development (UOGD) is scheduled for May 18th. The webinar series will provide impartial information about human exposure and health effects associated with UOGD with two primary objectives:


HEI Energy hosts webinar series on energy production and human health

February 5, 2021
HEI Energy will host a new webinar series, Energy Production and Human Health: Surveying Current Knowledge about Exposures from Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Development (UOGD). Register for the first webinar on February 26, 2021.

HEI Energy releases interactive spatial bibliography

November 18, 2020
HEI Energy has now made available its spatial bibliography, which includes a searchable map displaying the geographical distribution of research on potential changes in environmental quality from the development of oil and gas from unconventional resources (UOGD) in the United States. Users can interact with the map and download curated lists of studies.

HEI Energy presents at 2020 International Society of Exposure Science Annual Meeting

November 3, 2020
At the 2020 Annual Conference of the International Society of Exposure Science in September, Donna Vorhees, Director of HEI Energy — an affiliate of the Health Effects Institute — shared HEI Energy’s experience in planning for research about potential human exposures associated with the onshore development of oil and natural gas from shale and other unconventional resources (UOGD) in the United States.

HEI Energy issues RFAs to characterize potential human exposure originating from UOGD

August 6, 2020
HEI Energy is seeking to fund research to improve our characterization of potential human exposures originating directly from the onshore development of oil and natural gas from unconventional resources across oil- and natural gas-producing regions in the United States (UOGD). This solicitation includes two Requests for Applications (RFAs) for research.

HEI Energy completes a multi-year plan for implementation of new research program

August 6, 2020
HEI Energy has completed a multiyear plan for implementation of its research program. The Plan describes the program, its overall goals and expectations, and its governance structure designed to ensure high-quality and impartial research.

HEI Energy releases exposure literature survey

June 11, 2020
HEI Energy has released Communication 1, Human Exposure to Unconventional Oil and Gas Development: A Literature Survey for Research Planning. In the Communication, the HEI Energy Research Committee surveyed a wide range of evidence to summarize what we know about environmental exposures associated with unconventional oil and natural gas development in the United States and to identify needs for new, priority exposure research.