The Center of the American West takes as its mission the creation of forums for the respectful exchange of ideas and perspectives in the pursuit of solutions to the region's difficulties. We at the Center believe that an understanding of the historical origins of the West's problems, an emphasis on the common interests of all parties, and a dose of good humor are essential to constructive public discussion.

Events

FrackingSENSE 2.0

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.

Click Here to listen to the FrackingSense series podcasts.


February 11, 2014
Barbara Green
Oil and Gas Permitting: Who’s in Charge? Does it Matter?

 




February 25, 2014
Roger Fragua
Natural Gas Development and Indian Country

 




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