Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Thinking About Fracking at Yale

This afternoon at 4, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will host what looks like an excellent panel entitled "Hydraulic Fracturing: Bridge to a Clean Energy Future?" The panel will feature John Hofmeister, a former Shell Oil executive and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy; Bill McKibben, an environmental journalist and founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org; Sheila Olmstead, a fellow at the nonpartisan think tank Resources for the Future; and James Saiers, F&ES professor of hydrology and a water chemistry expert. These people will not agree with one another.

Brad Gentry, director of the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale and a member of the F&ES faculty, will be the moderator.

The event will be held in the Burke Auditorium of the Forestry School's Kroon Hall. Details are here. If you can't make it to New Haven in time, don't worry: you can watch the event via live-streaming video here.

This isn't a Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics event, but given the unusual breadth with which our Center reads the "bio" in bioethics, it's exactly our kind of issue. Hope you'll join me in watching!

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