The powerful Marcellus Shale Coalition has released operational suggestions it hopes will standardize how the industry approaches future drilling.
The first of the recommended practices deals with leasing, site planning, development and restoration.
The Pennsylvania-based group composed of 40 energy companies said the suggestions are recommendations, not binding agreements.
Additional recommendations are expected in the coming months.
The aim is establish a list of best practices for the industry to help defuse tensions between land owners and the energy industry.
Another industry group, the Appalchian Shale Responsible Producers Group, on Tuesday issued its own set of recommended standards.
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