Experts from science, government and industry will present recent findings and analysis about the environmental and social implications of hydraulic fracturing and gas drilling at a daylong workshop Monday, Jan. 9, at Duke University.
The workshop, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Reynolds Theater in Duke's Bryan Center, is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and advance registration is required online at www.nicholas.duke.edu/hydrofrackingworkshop2012.
The event will feature presentations by, and the opportunity for public Q&A with, some of the nation’s most widely cited experts on the environmental, legal and socioeconomic implications of hydraulic fracturing and gas drilling. Speakers and moderators will include:
Avner Vengosh, Robert Jackson, Erika Weinthal, William Chameides and Richard Newell -- Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment;
Michael E. Parker -- ExxonMobil Production Company;
David Jewitt -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;
Steve Hamburg -- Environmental Defense Fund;
Robert Howarth and Susan Christopherson -- Cornell University;
Arthur Berman -- Labyrinth Consulting Services;
Kelvin Gregory -- Carnegie Mellon University;
Thomas Murphy -- Penn State University;
Hannah Wiseman -- Florida State University;
Simona Perry -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Sponsors are the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum at Duke Law School. The event is funded by the National Science Foundation.
The workshop will be streamed live at www.nicholas.duke.edu/hydrofrackingworkshop2012.