Fracking: Balancing Energy Demand and Environmental Protections

  • March 20, 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • SPUR Center, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
  • 18


  • all levels of membership
  • Non-member Registration- Attend in Person


California is on the verge of expanding its oil/gas production from the Monterey Shale formation using hydraulic fracturing (also known as "fracking") and other oil field practices. While these practices have been ongoing for nearly 50 years, fracking has come under recent scrutiny due to concerns regarding groundwater and soil contamination, water supply, air pollution, and the disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluids. The fight over the Monterey Shale raises important questions concerning how to balance California's growing demand for energy and jobs against environmental protections and the state's already stressed water supply.

Join AWWEE for a discussion with Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President of Western States Petroleum Association; Miriam Gordon, California Director of Clean Water Action; and Sara Acridge, Project Manager of the Bureau of Land Management California State Office  on the oil field practices of concern, their risks, and related environmental protection measures within the context of California's energy and greenhouse gas reduction policies. The panel will be moderated by Arielle Harris of Downey Brand LLP.

WHEN: Thursday, March 20 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

WHERE: SPUR Center, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

COST: Free for members; $35.00 for non-members

Registration will close end of day on Tuesday, March 18.

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