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Dimiter Kenarov Talks Shale Gas at Ohio's Oberlin College

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February 22, 2013 | 4:30 AM EST
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Shale gas is an energy phenomenon not just in a broad swath of the United States but in places like...

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Once a bustling and productive steel manufacturing town, Youngstown, Ohio, took the decline of the steel industry hard. The shale gas boom in neighboring Pennsylvania has lifted hopes for new jobs and plants in Youngstown, but also threatens to pollute the region. Image by Dimiter Kenarov. United States, 2012.

Journalist Dimiter Kenarov spent time in Youngstown, Ohio, as part of his reporting on shale gas extraction. On Friday, February 22, he travels a hundred miles west to Oberlin College to discuss what he learned about the extraction of this fossil fuel and the controversies surrounding its removal.

"Shale Gas: From Poland to Pennsylvania," a reporting project co-funded by the Pulitzer Center and Calkins Media, took Kenarov to Eastern Europe, rural Pennsylvania and Ohio to examine the impact of shale gas extraction and the issues ranging from the potential for energy independence to the environmental and health concerns raised by the extraction method of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Friday, February 22
4:30 pm
Hallock Auditorium
The Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies
Oberlin College
122 Elm Street
Oberlin, OH 44074


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