Bloomsburg University Gas Drilling Symposium
Ten days of events related to gas drilling at Bloomsburg University.
Check out the BloomU website for details on the wide range of educational events on gas drilling, including another appearance by Prof. Ingraffea on March 29th. See their website for full details: http://organizations.bloomu.edu/gci/shale.php
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The Green Campus Initiative (GCI), the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS), the Institute for Human Rights and Social Justice, the College of Science and Technology (COST), and the College of Liberal Arts (COLA) at Bloomsburg University are sponsoring a series of lectures and documentaries from March 20th – 29th on the impacts of drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale. The events will explore the social, economic and environmental impacts of natural gas extraction. Individual events will include:
- An overview of the natural gas extraction and the process of hydrofracking,
- A discussion of natural gas drilling and the disposal of frackwater in Ohio,
- A screening of the documentary "Crude,"
- A discussion of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s role in the regulation of natural gas drilling and the disposal of frackwater,
- A screening of the documentary “Gasland,”
- A discussion of impacts of Marcellus natural gas development on housing in Pennsylvania,
- A discussion of the social impacts of population influx associated with tar sands mining in Alberta, Canada,
- And a Screening of the documentary “Petropolis.”
The ten day event will conclude on Thursday, March 29th with a panel discussion on natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale with representatives from industry, academia and government.
The overall objective of the series is to provide the university community and the public with an opportunity to learn about and discuss this controversial issue with representatives from government, academia and industry. All events are free and open to the public.