President Barack Obama (D) issued an executive order April 13, 2012, requiring the creation of an interagency working group to coordinate policy efforts in support of the safe and responsible development of “unconventional” domestic natural gas resources. The working group would include 13 federal agencies that would share scientific, environmental and related technical and economic information and engage in long-term planning for research and infrastructure development related to unconventional gas development. The term “unconventional gas” refers to shale gas and coal bed methane which are obtained via hydraulic fracturing.