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FrackingSENSE Discussion at CU

Wednesday, April 08, 2015, 06:30pm

The Return of FrackingSENSE! with Anthony Ingraffea

What are the opportunities, challenges, rewards and burdens presented to academics who enter the conflict-rich terrain of unconventional oil and gas development? What is the underlying benefit to society when professors make different choices between taking a position or serving as referee on a controversial issue?

April 8, 6:30 p.m. at Math 100, University of Colorado Boulder

A conversation between Anthony Ingraffea, Cornell University and influential "Talking Head" in Josh Fox's "Gaslasland," and Professor Patty Limerick.

You might not know or recall Dr. Ingraffea’s name from Gasland I and Gasland II.  In Gasland I, Dr. Ingraffea makes the claim that shale gas causes more air pollution than coal http://energyindepth.org/national/update-vi-five-things-to-know-about-the-cornell-shale-study-2/   In Gasland II, Dr. Ingraffea makes a claim that the vast majority of shale gas wells leak, using a study involving old 1970’s vintage GOM wells.  That’s right, not a single, modern shale gas well is included in the graph depicted in Gasland II.  Here’s a link to an Energy In Depth analysis of Gasland 2 (look for the section labeled “Methane “Leaks” and Climate Change” http://energyindepth.org/national/debunking-gasland-part-ii/).  
 
It is literally a discussion between Dr. Limerick and Dr. Ingraffea.  They will address written questions from audience members.

Here’s a map showing the location of the Mathematics Building.   http://www.colorado.edu/campusmap/map.html?bldg=MATH&x=18&y=9  It is located just west of the Engineering Center along Colorado Avenue, before you get to Duane Physics and Folsom Field.  Parking is free after 5:00 PM in the Engineering Center parking lot off Regent Drive (just east of the Engineering Center).

Contact:   Jessica Brawner admin@centerwest.org
Event ID: 162