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FrackingSENSE 2.0 with Will Fleckenstein

FrackingSENSE 2.0 with Will Fleckenstein

Frac’ing (Fracking) – What is it?

October 29, 2013

6:30 p.m.

Hale Science, Room 270 (map)

FrackingSENSE 2.0: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and What We Hope to Learn about Oil & Gas Development.

It’s back! The Center of the American West, in conjunction with the AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network and Boulder County are proud to introduce FrackingSENSE 2.0. In our first series, we asked our speakers to offer information & expertise on various aspects of Natural Gas development. This time, we have encouraged our speakers to offer evidence-based findings that might lead to recommendations and prescriptions for the future. All our upcoming speakers will demonstrate how they weigh evidence, evaluate conflicting studies, and appraise contradictory claims.

Click Here to listen to the FrackingSense series podcasts.


October 29, 2013
Will Fleckenstein
Frac’ing (Fracking) – What is it?


November 5, 2013
Congresswoman Diana DeGette
Federal Laws, Legislation in Congress and Oil and Gas Development in Colorado

December 3, 2013
Robert Martin
Hydraulic Fracturing On Tribal Lands: A Weight Of The Evidence Approach


December 10, 2013
Howard Boigon
Tradition and Innovation in the Oil and Gas Industry: Reflections and Observations