While much attention has been focused on the threats that hydraulic fracturing poses to water systems—whether by its consumptive use of freshwater or the risk of contaminating ground- and surface waters—the financial wealth that oil and gas development brings to state and local governments may provide opportunities to protect water resources. This diverse group of scholars will discuss their research at the intersection of fracking and water policy, and as a panel explore whether there are particular policies or practices that might be scaled-up or replicated outside their geographical area of study to create more sustainable energy-water systems.
Join us on Tuesday, September 6 for a very special film screening, free food, and the chance to meet your fellow students, faculty, and staff as we learn about the legacy of our namesake president, Gerald R. Ford.
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy is proud to honor President Ford's centennial in 2013. This event brings together two distinguished members of his administration for an evening of reflection on their work and friendship with President Ford, and a discussion of today's current events.
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Frank Zarb , President Ford's "Energy Czar" during the 1970s energy crisis, discusses the country's tortured history developing effective energy policies. Sponsored by: Varnum Law, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.