Disclosing the Facts 2014: Transparency and Risk in Hydraulic Fracturing Operations

This recent report from a coalition of investment advisory firms and advocacy organizations examines whether companies engaged in hydraulic fracturing report their practices and progress in reducing risks from fracking operations.

A handful of the 30 largest oil and gas companies have improved their reporting, but most companies continue to receive failing scores, preventing investors from accurately assessing how companies are managing the key risks of fracking including water consumption and water quality.

Click here to download the full report.

2015 rare RBC Graduate Scholarship in Water Research

The rare Charitable Research Reserve has partnered with the RBC Blue Water Project to financially assist students in pursuit of higher education as they tackle important water-related issues. The Scholarship will allow students to study in a relatively undisturbed, yet highly accessible site. The monetary award will help ensure successful candidates have the necessary resources to conduct and report on their research at rare. It will also allow the student to give an oral presentation at a conference in their discipline.

Applications can be submitted until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015.

Please click here to download more information on scholarship eligibility and the application process.