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The fracking debate: The risks, benefits, and uncertainties of the shale revolution

Date & time

Jan 24, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pm EST


Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
735 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

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About the book:

The Fracking Debate directly addresses the most common questions and concerns associated with fracking, including: What is fracking? Does fracking pollute the water supply? Will fracking make the US energy independent? Does fracking cause earthquakes? Is fracking regulated? Is fracking good for the economy? Coupling a deep understanding of the scholarly research with travels to every major US oil and gas producing region, Raimi highlights stories of the people and communities affected by the shale revolution, for better and worse.

The Fracking Debate, Raimi's first book, is published by Columbia University Press in association with the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy.


About the author:

Daniel Raimi, MPP, is a policy researcher and analyst with expertise on energy policy issues including oil and gas markets and policy, regulation of unconventional oil and gas production, state fiscal policy design for oil and gas production, the climate implications of shale gas development, and federal climate policy design. He has published in academic journals including Science, Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Economic Perspectives, and the Annual Review of Resource Economics, and made numerous presentations for policymakers, industry and other stakeholders around the United States. He received his master's degree in public policy from Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy and his bachelor's degree in music from Wesleyan University.


Co-sponsored by CLOSUP, Energy Institute, Graham Sustainability Institute, and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.