Wilma Subra

Wilma Subra’s background includes more than 48 years of experience sampling and performing chemical and microbiologic analysis of groundwater, surface water resources, air and waste; as well as monitoring the environmental impacts of oil and gas drilling and production activities, oil and gas waste treatment and disposal practices, and associated human health impacts. Her current work is focused on the environmental and human health impacts of shale development and the development of appropriate parameters for monitoring groundwater and surface water resources and guidelines for the regulation of state programs dealing with shale development. She is president of Subra Company and provides technical assistance to citizens concerned with their environment and human health by combining technical research and evaluation.  Her accomplishments include receiving the MacArthur Fellowship “Genius” Award from the MacArthur Foundation in 1999 for helping ordinary citizens understand, cope with and combat environmental issues in their communities.