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: Greeley

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

Organized by the Center of the American West, in conjunction with the AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and with support and participation from the City of Greeley, KUNC, Mineral Resources, Inc., Synergy Resources, The Tribune, the UNC Faculty Task Force on Hydraulic Fracturing, University of Northern Colorado, and Weld Air & Water.

Although this project is funded by the National Science Foundation, the NSF is not responsible for any statements made by speakers in this program.

Click Here to listen to the FrackingSense series podcasts.

 

Drilling Practices & an Overview of the Issues
Date: April 14, 2014 (Mon), 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: UNC Longs Peak Room, University Center, UNC, 2045 10th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80639

Speakers:


Patty Limerick
Faculty Director, Center of the American West

 





Will Fleckenstein
Interim Department Head and BP Adjunct Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines

 




Joe Ryan
Professor and Bennett-Lindstedt Faculty Fellow in the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department at the University of Colorado Boulder

 



Debra Higley
Research Geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey

 





Note: All attendees, participants, and citizens, are invited to an informal discussion at the Kress Cinema & Lounge, 817 8th Avenue, Greeley, CO immediately following the event.

 

Risk Assessment & Modern Life, with Air Quality Emphasis
Date: April 28, 2014 (Mon), 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Billie Martinez Elementary School, 341 14th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631

Speakers:


Patty Limerick
Faculty Director, Center of the American West

 





John Adgate
Environmental & Occupational Health Chair, Colorado School of Public Health

 




Jim Martin
Former Regional Administrator for EPA’s Region VIII, currently senior counsel at Beatty & Wozniak, P.C.

 




Garry Kaufman
Deputy Director, Air Pollution Control Division of the Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment






The Regulatory Environment for Oil & Gas
Date: May 12, 2014 (Mon), 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Northridge High School, 7001 Grizzly Drive, Greeley Colorado, 80634

Panel Participants/Speakers:


Patty Limerick
Faculty Director, Center of the American West

 





Matt Lepore
COGCC Director

 





Mike Paules
Senior Staff Regulatory Advisor at WPX Energy

 





David Baumgarten
Gunnison County Attorney

 





Gary Graham
Western Resource Advocates