Hydraulic Fracking Panel at F&ES in September!

I just received an exciting new announcement–there will be a panel on Hydraulic Fracking at F&ES in September. This event is open to the public, and I thought you (as prospective students) might be interested in attending. There will also be live streaming of this event for those unable to join us, with more information on that forthcoming. If you are a prospective student and are planning on attending, please do let us know so we can help you set up some additional events and/or meetings for you to learn more about F&ES and the admissions process.

Date: September 18th (Tues) at 4:00; reception to follow
Location: Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall (195 Prospect Street, Yale Campus, New Haven, CT) – Overflow will also be available in Bowers Auditorium (Sage Hall, 205 Prospect, available by live stream)

“Fracking: Bridge to a Clean Energy Future, or Bridge to Nowhere?”

We will attempt to answer questions such as: Is fracking and the boom in unconventional gas and oil drilling enhancing America’s energy security and providing a bridge to a clean-energy future?Or is it just another sign that the nation continues to depend on fossil fuels rather than embracing renewable energy sources?

Panelists include:
• Bill McKibben, 350.org – http://www.billmckibben.com/
• James Saiers, F&ES Professor – http://environment.yale.edu/profile/saiers/
• Sheila Olmstead, Fellow for Resources for the Future – http://www.rff.org/Researchers/Pages/ResearchersBio.aspx?ResearcherID=1735
• John Hofmeister, Founder and CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy – http://www.citizensforaffordableenergy.org/about/leadership/john-hofmeister.html; http://citizensforaffordableenergy.org/

Each panelist will be given 3-5 minutes for introductory comments; this will be followed by a questioning and answering period which will be moderated by Brad Gentry, F&ES Professor in the Practice – http://environment.yale.edu/profile/gentry/. Questions will be fielded from the audience, as well.