What Is the Future of Hydraulic Fracturing in the U.S. and Colorado?
Friday, February 19 at 1pm MT
Co-hosted by the Institute for Science & Policy, in partnership with the Colorado Local Science Engagement Network
Both in Colorado and nationwide, hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technologies have enabled record production of oil and gas. But the future of hydraulic fracturing is uncertain. Join the Colorado Local Science Engagement Network on Friday, February 19th from 1:00-3:00 PM MST for a discussion on the future of hydraulic fracturing in the U.S. and Colorado. This two-hour, two-part virtual webinar will feature explore how economics, technology, politics, and science may shape the future of hydraulic fracturing nationally and within Colorado. Our panelists from around the country and within Colorado will share unique perspectives as scientists, decision-makers, experts, and community members.
Our first panel (1-2 PM MST) will look at the future of fracking from a national perspective. Our panelists are Director Tom Murphy of the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research at Penn State, Director Amy Pickle of the Nicholas Institute at Duke University, and Director Mark Zoback of the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative at Stanford University.
Our second panel (2-3 PM MST) will examine hydraulic fracturing at the state level. This panel will feature COGCC Director Julie Murphy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) Economist and Professor Daniel Kaffine, and Weld County Attorney Bruce Barker.