The Promise and Perils of Hydraulic Fracturing: Best Answers to the Hardest Questions

A Heritage Foundation panel discussion.

WHEN Tuesday, Nov 30, 2010, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Go to http://www.heritage.org/Events/2010/11/Hydraulic-Fracturing to sign up to watch this panel discussion online.

Horizontal drilling technology combined with hydraulic fracturing can add to America’s reserves hundreds of trillions of cubic feet of gas that were previously too expensive to extract. However, concerns about possible environmental problems with the drilling may significantly hinder access to these reserves. With representation from both industry and environmental advocacy, this panel will present the case for both the potential benefits and problems of expanded drilling with hydraulic fracturing technology.

About the Speakers: 

Scott Anderson, Senior Policy Advisor, Environmental Defense Fund

Mark K. Boling, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Southwestern Energy Company

Lee Fuller, Vice President of Government Relations, Independent Petroleum Association of America

Hosted By David Kreutzer, Ph.D., Research Fellow in Energy Economics and Climate Change at the Heritage Foundation

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