Senior Scientist Shari Ring has more than 25 years of experience supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program. She has supported every regulatory initiative of the UIC Program over the past two decades, including rules for Class I, Class V, and Class VI injection wells. She contributed to its Study for Congress on Risks Associated with Class I Injection Wells and the Report of the Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage, delivered to President Obama in 2010.
Shari currently leads Cadmus’ support of EPA’s climate change mitigation efforts related to reducing greenhouse gas emissions via the use of carbon dioxide geologic sequestration, including all aspects of the development and implementation of the Class VI Rule. She also supports EPA’s hydraulic fracturing research efforts as the lead author of the Well Injection chapter of the Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources. She brings her expertise to bear on every aspect of the regulatory development process, from performing technical research to leading outreach and educational efforts.
Shari Ring has coauthored papers presented at conferences held by the American Geophysical Union, the International Energy Agency Well Bore Integrity Network Meeting, and a United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Consultative Group of Experts Workshop. She holds a B.S. in earth sciences with a geosciences concentration from The Pennsylvania State University.