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

The Center of the American West, in conjunction with the AirWaterGas Sustainability Network and Boulder County are proud to introduce the Spring edition of FrackingSENSE 2.0. 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.

Our FrackingSENSE program on March 10 presents an extraordinary opportunity for a fresh, illuminating, and spirited discussion of natural gas development. Timothy Wirth has represented Colorado’s Second District in Congress and served as United States Senator; most recently, he was the President of the UN Foundation. Formerly a staffer for Timothy Wirth, Jim Martin has been Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator of Region VIII, responsible for all federal environmental laws in six Western states and in twenty-six reservations. The breadth and depth of Wirth’s and Martin’s experiences are distinctive, if not unique, and both men hold a gift for thinking hard and thinking creatively about the lessons of their lives and work.

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March 10, 2014
Tim Wirth

Thinking About Fracking and Other Mysteries
Special Location: Wittemyer Courtroom, Wolf Law Building

 



March 10, 2014
Jim Martin

Thinking About Fracking and Other Mysteries
Special Location: Wittemyer Courtroom, Wolf Law Building

 



March 11, 2014
Pete Morton

Redefining Responsible Oil and Gas Development

 




March 18, 2014
Rebecca Watson
Is the oil and gas industry exempt from major environmental laws and what about that “fracking” loophole?

 



April 1, 2014
Norman Warpinski
Hydraulic Fracturing: Where Does the Research Lead Us?

 




April 15, 2014
Josh Joswick
The Theology of Fracking: God Only Knows What’s Going to Happen Next