UNTHSC public health professor named to two gas well drilling committees

Posted Date: July 13, 2011

David A. Sterling, PhD, CIH, professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and acting chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the UNT Health Science Center’s School of Public Health, has been appointed to two committees recently, the Dallas Gas Drilling Task Force and the Barnett Shale Monitoring Focus Group of the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The Dallas task force will work on recommendations for City Council regarding the city’s zoning and gas permitting ordinances.

The TCEQ group will study and propose monitoring sites for gas well drilling in the Barnett Shale Gas area.