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Does California have a fracking future?

Date: June 4, 2014           
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Location: Institute of the Americas, Malamud Room
Cost: $10 for general public, free for IOA members, students, and academics
Contact: Alexis Arthur

 

Does California have a fracking futureShale oil and gas production is changing the US energy landscape. But how states have managed policies dealing with hydraulic fracturing or fracking is far from uniform. North Dakota and Pennsylvania have embraced it while in New York a moratorium on fracking has restricted shale production. California has arrived at a similar crossroads. The state sits atop some of the country’s largest shale reserves – in the Monterey formation. There are strong arguments in favor of the possible economic benefits of shale production but also valid environmental and community concerns.

Join us for a discussion on the future of shale oil and gas in California on Wednesday, June 4 at 6:30pm with Kathryn Phillips, Director of Sierra Club California, Dave Quast, California Director of Energy in Depth, and Jeremy Martin, Energy Program Director at the Institute of the Americas.

Panelists will examine a host of issues that have been raised in the California fracking debate, including questions surrounding the state’s resource potential, possible economic windfall, water use and contamination, methane leakage, and seismic issues, as well as the proposed moratorium currently under discussion in Sacramento.

We hope you will be able to join us on June 4 at 6:30pm.

See more information on fracking from the Sierra Club and Energy in Depth.

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