Wednesday, March 30, 2011

UB to host 8 free lectures on hydraulic fracturing

The controversial hydraulic fracturing natural gas drilling technique and its potential impact on the state’s environment and economy will be the subject of an eight-week series of free lectures arranged by the University at Buffalo.
The lectures, arranged by UB’s department of geology, will be held at 8 p. m. each Thursday from this week to May 19 in Room 250 of Baird Hall on UB’s North Campus in Amherst.
“It’s an opportunity to let the public know about the actual exploration and production of energy resources in New York, said Marcus Bursik, chairman of UB’s geology department.
Topics will include how geologists explore for resources; how companies get rights to the resources; how gas resources are drilled, “fracked” and distributed; and what legal, environmental and regulatory issues are involved, he said.
To read more: Buffalo News

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