2012-01-16 Shale Promises or Shale Spin? The Economics Behind Hydrofracking – Skaneateles, NY
January 16, 2012 (Mon) 7:00 – 9:00 pm
St. James Episcopal Church
96 Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY
Lecture by Economist Deborah Rogers
We are pleased to bring Deborah Rogers to Central New York to speak about her research into the economic forces behind hydrofracking and the shale gas plays. Why is there such a push to drill when natural gas prices are at a historic low and the US has a surplus of supply? A resident of Fort Worth, TX, Deborah has experienced the development of the Barnett Shale first-hand, leading her to take a close look at this industry.
Deborah Rogers was featured in the June 2011 New York Times article, "Insiders Sound an Alarm Amid a Natural Gas Rush". She recently launched Energy Policy Forum as the pre-eminent web site and blog for discussing the complex problems inherent in shale gas. EPF is a comprehensive meeting ground where geologists and experts from different fields (science, environmental and finance/economics) can educate each other about the economic discrepancies and environmental dangers that surround shale gas drilling.
Sponsored by Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, the Environmental Finance Center, Sierra Club Iroquois Group, ShaleshockCNY, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, WRVO, and the City of Syracuse