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

With the help of community members like you, the Center of the American West’s FrackingSENSE series returns. These Spring 2015 events bring speakers who offer a unique range of perspectives on Hydraulic Fracturing and Natural Gas and Oil development.


March 11, 2015
Dr. Jeffrey Jacquet
Community Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing: The importance of public participation and the distribution of costs and benefits

Jacquet’s work has analyzed community effects from hydraulic fracturing in states across the United States. From 2005-2008, he was the social impact analyst for Sublette County, Wyoming, and has since performed research and outreach for Cornell University, Penn State, Headwaters Economics, and more. Recently, he presented his research to the National Academy of Sciences and the Health Effects Institute. He is currently an assistant professor of Sociology and Rural Studies at South Dakota State University.

Upcoming FrackingSENSE events include:

Dr. Anthony Ingraffea
Cornell University Professor and Influential ‘Talking Head’ in Josh Fox’s “Gasland,” in Conversation with Professor Patty Limerick
April 8th – 6:30 p.m. – Math 100, CU Boulder Campus

Dr. Matthew Cotton
“The Politics of Shale Gas in the United Kingdom”
April 28th – 6:30 p.m. – Wolf Law, Wittemyer Courtroom, CU Boulder Campus