Tony Ingraffea, a nationally recognized expert on the risks of fracking wil be speaking at the David Brower Center in Berkeley
"Frack for Shale Oil or Fight Climate Change: You Can't Do Both"
When: Wednesday, December 11. Doors open at 7, talk begins at 8.
Where: David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
This event is free, but seats are limited so RSVP here.
Anthony Ingraffea, P.h. D., P.E., is the Dwight C. Baum Professor and Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow in the College of Engineering at Cornell University, where he has taught since 1977. He is also director of the Cornell Fracture Group and co-editor-in-chief of Engineering Fracture Mechanics. Dr. Ingraffea performed R&D for the oil and gas industry from 1984 through 2001 and is one of the most prominent national experts on the risks to water supplies from hydraulic fracturing for shale oil and gas.
He has been outspoken about the need for sound independent science on the impacts of oil and gas development, and for stronger protections for people and the environment. In 2011, Dr. Ingraffea, along with research partner Dr. Robert Howarth and actor Mark Ruffalo, was named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential people of the year for his work exposing shale oil and gas impacts and shaping the debate on fracking.
This event is sponsored by: 350 Bay Area, Earthworks, 350.org, Californians Against Fracking, Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Environmental Health, Clean Water Action, David Brower Center, Friends of the Earth, Physicians, Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy