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Environment & Climate Change

Fracktopia: A Town Hall Meeting on the Future of Fracking

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Michigan Radio's Lester Graham will moderate a town hall meeting on the future of fracking in Michigan on Tuesday, April 16 at 7PM.  The event will be held at the Blau Auditorium at the UM Ross School of Business, and is presented by Michigan Radio and the University of Michigan College of Engineering. 

This live event will feature a screening of Fracktopia, a documentary about the latest techniques to recover natural gas and oil and their potential consequences. Graham will lead a discussion with a panel of experts, members of the town hall audience, as well as taking questions via Twitter (#fracktopia).

This event is free and open to the public.

Panelists will include...

  • Assistant Prof. Brian Ellis, Michigan Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Bill Stelzer, geological consultant, Stelzer Consulting
  • Hugh McDiarmid, Jr., Michigan Environmental Council
  • Bill Mitchell, Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality

More details are available here.