About RSEE 2018 & CLEAR

The Responsible Shale Energy Extraction Conference will be hosted by the Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation (CLEAR) at the University of Texas at Arlington, which is a multi-disciplinary research consortium led by Drs. Kevin Schug and Zacariah Hildenbrand. CLEAR is a neutral and objective entity that strives to provide data to inform decision-making and policy promulgation. CLEAR collects relevant scientific and engineering expertise to enable objective multi-disciplinary research to examine anthropogenic processes within the context of environmental and human health.

More specifically, CLEAR specializes in the comprehensive analysis and remediation of air, soil, and water quality and has developed numerous highly sensitive analytical methods for the characterization of contamination events. Most recently, CLEAR has collaborated with industry partners to better understand the extraction of hydrocarbons under ‘downhole’ conditions and to develop novel technologies for the recycling and reuse of produced oilfield waste.  While we at CLEAR are not for or against shale energy extraction, we believe that it should be performed without impacting the environment.

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We hope you consider joining leading academic scientists, industry advocates, conservation groups, and technology developers as we continue to educate and collaborate to develop novel solutions and safer practices for shale energy extraction. 

For more information, please contact us at info@shalescience.org

See the latest press release regarding RSEE 2017!


The Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation (CLEAR) at the University of Texas at Arlington is a neutral, objective consortium of researchers who have been reporting on the potential environmental implications of unconventional oil and gas development since 2011. Through collaborations and open communication with concerned citizens, conservation groups, and industry partners, CLEAR has established itself as an authority on environmental monitoring, remediation, and best management practices.