In the last few years, no other energy topic has managed to garner as much attention and controversy as shale gas. Some have called it “a game changer” and a path to energy independence and economic revival. Others have focused more on the environmental dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking (the technique of extraction), and continued dependence on fossil fuels. The debate over shale gas has now gone global, as Poland considers extraction its hope for breaking its dependency on Russian energy supplies.
On February 12, Middlebury alumnus Dimiter Kenarov ’03, a freelance journalist who recently traveled to both Pennsylvania and Poland, will speak at the Franklin Environmental Center at Middlebury College about the political, environmental, and social costs of shale gas development, as well as the rising global opposition against it. The reporting project was jointly funded by the Pulitzer Center and Calkins Media.
Tuesday, February 12
"Shale Gas: From Poland to Pennsylvania"
The Orchard – Franklin Environmental Center
531 College Street
This event is sponsored by the Pulitzer Center, Middlebury College's Franklin Environmental Center, the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, and the Program in Environmental Studies.