The name, STRONGER, is an acronym for State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations. STRONGER is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, multi-stakeholder, educational organization. The Board of Directors is comprised of equal representation from the oil and gas industry, state oil and gas environmental regulatory agencies, and the environmental public advocacy community.
STRONGER’s mission is to enhance protection of human health and the environment by educating and providing services for the continuous improvement of state oil and gas environmental regulatory programs.
STRONGER’s work focuses on two areas: developing Guidelines for state oil and gas environmental regulatory programs, and publishing State Review Reports of volunteer programs against the criteria of those Guidelines. All STRONGER efforts are led by multi-stakeholder workgroups comprised of subject-matter experts.
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