Hydraulic Fracturing: Scientific and Technical Approaches to Protect Groundwater (#5035)
This one-day forum will bring together scientific and technical experts to examine and discuss various issues regarding hydraulic fracturing — the mere words of which often conjure an emotional response. Some believe the promise of greater energy independence, job growth, and affordable energy supplies locked away in the Marcellus Shale, Utica Shale, and Eagle Ford Shale formations overshadow other concerns. Others contend the potential, or perceived potential, for environmental or public health damage is too great a risk to take. Misunderstanding and miscommunication cloud the discussion further.