Natural gas and hydraulic fracturing have had a significant impact on the U.S. economy and will undoubtedly play a large role in future energy policy. Proponents of fracking point to increased energy security and lower carbon emissions from natural gas, while opponents highlight environmental issues, social ramifications, and methane emissions. Five Stanford professors from a range of backgrounds will confront the challenges and opportunities of fracking in an interdisciplinary panel discussion, followed by Q&A.
PANEL: Mark Zoback, Geophysics
Mark Jacobson, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rob Jackson, School of Earth Sciences
Sally Benson, Energy Resources Engineering
Michael Wara, Energy and Environmental Law
Moderator: Pam Matson, Dean of the School of Earth Sciences
Hosted by Students for a Sustainable Stanford.
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