A Conversation About Hydro-Fracking — Why Penfield Should Care!

March 26, 2012, Penfield Town Hall

Presenters

Josh Goldowitz is a professor and undergraduate chairman of RIT’s Environmental Sustainability Health & Safety program where he teaches environmental geology, hydrology, and environmental sampling courses. He has more than 20 years experience designing and implementing clean-up strategies for contaminated groundwater aquifers and surface water bodies.

  • What are fossil fuels and how are they formed
  • What is shale and why the Marcellus Shale is special
  • What is the basic procedure of hydro-fracking
  • What are the potential benefits and environmental threats associated with hydro-fracking

Jordan Kleiman is an associate professor of history at SUNY Geneseo where his teaching focuses on the intersection of technology and the environment in the modern U.S. His current research examines the relationship between environmental justice and the alternative technology movement. He is also co-founder of the Rush Citizens Concerned About Hydrofracking.

  • How is fracking relevant to Monroe County and the Finger Lakes region?
  • What is the regulatory history of fracking, and how is this relevant to NYS communities?
  • What are the environmental arguments for and against fracking?
  • What are the economic arguments for and against fracking?

When and where

  • Monday, March 26, 2012, 7 to 9pm
  • Penfield Town Hall, 3100 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield, NY 14526

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Posted: 2012-02-26 17:24:21 | Category: Events | 


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