Special Online Briefing: Attacking Fracking's Achilles Heel - Economics. 12/16

  • December 16, 2013 · 8:00 PM

Special Online Briefing: Attacking Fracking's Achilles Heel -- Economics

WHEN: Monday, December 16 from 8-9:30 pm EST (5-6:30 pm PST)
WHERE: Online, please use the following link to view the live presentation:
http://www.twitch.tv/postcarbon (details below)

Sponsors: Americans Against Fracking, Energy Policy Forum, Post Carbon Institute, Stop the Frack Attack


By Asher Miller, Post Carbon Institute

We’re being told that – thanks to technological advances like hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling – the US is undergoing an energy revolution, leading the US to become energy independent and huge economic benefits in communities where fracking is taking place.

The industry has used this hype over the so-called "shale revolution" to justify the massive spread of drilling, despite strong environmental concerns and community opposition.

But what if the industry's promise of plenty is really their Achilles' Heel? What if the "shale revolution" is really just a short-term bubble, leaving communities with little gain and a whole lot of pain.

Join us for a special online briefing and conversation with Richard Heinberg and Deborah Rogers to explore how the anti-fracking community can turn the fracking industry's biggest weapon into their greatest vulnerability.

WHEN: Monday, December 16 from 8-9:30 pm EST (5-6:30 pm PST)
WHERE: Online, please use the following link to view the live presentation: http://www.twitch.tv/postcarbon
Note: You will need to sign in using Facebook or create a new justin.tv account in order to view. To create a new account go to:justin.tv/user/signup.

Participants will receive a special code to purchase Snake Oil: How Fracking False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future at 50% off.


More information:

Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future
A book by Richard Heinberg, published July 2013.

The rapid spread of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") has temporarily boosted US natural gas and oil production... and sparked a massive environmental backlash in communities across the country. The fossil fuel industry is trying to sell fracking as the biggest energy development of the century, with slick promises of American energy independence and benefits to local economies.

Snake Oil casts a critical eye on the oil-industry hype that has hijacked America's energy conversation. This is the first book to look at fracking from both economic and environmental perspectives, informed by the most thorough analysis of shale gas and oil drilling data ever undertaken. Is fracking the miracle cure-all to our energy ills, or a costly distraction from the necessary work of reducing our fossil fuel dependence?

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  • Martha M.

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    December 16, 2013

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