The process of drilling for natural gas, commonly known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking, continues to be a polarizing issue in communities across the country. Fracking has the potential to provide a domestic source of energy that pollutes less than coal and petroleum when burned. The practice would also provide jobs and income to thousands in many economically depressed areas. This program provides a panel for discussion over the debate between environmental concerns and job availabilities.
Sponsored by Zicklin School of Business, the program starts with an introduction by Michael Blah from Sustainability Practice Network, a partner to this program. It is moderated by Christine Farias, Professor, Baruch Business School of the Department Economics and Finance. The panelists include Thomas J. Shepstone, Campaign Director, Energy In Depth-Northeast Marcellus Initiative; Bridget Lee, Associate Attorney in Earth Justice; Eric Goldstein, National Resource Defense Council; and Walter Hang, Toxics Targeting