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What’s Water Worth? Hydrofracking and its impact on New York Drinking Water

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
6:30 PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall

Natural Gas Meter

Hydraulic Fracturing, or “Hydrofracking”, is the process of fracturing rocks to stimulate the release of natural gas from wells, a controversial method that raises environmental and health concerns regarding the potential contamination of aquifers. In December, the New York State Senate passed a temporary moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. Despite safety concerns, many communities rely economically on the gas drilling industry and fear the consequences of this ban. Join us as distinguished scientists and activists discuss the balance between New York’s economic need for natural gas drilling and the guaranteed protection of our drinking water resources. This event is in honor of Earth Day, and is cosponsored by Barnard EcoReps and the President’s Office.


Part one of  two part series presented in conjunction with The Earth Institute and Columbia's Environmental Law Society

Please us join for Part 2:

Hydrofracking and the World: Water World: Sources, Resources, and Risks April 22 at 6:30pm, The Law School at Columbia University 

Apr 5 2011 - 6:30pm