Horizontal drilling technology combined with hydraulic fracturing can add to America’s reserves hundreds of trillions of cubic feet of gas that were previously too expensive to extract. However, concerns about possible environmental problems with the drilling may significantly hinder access to these reserves. With representation from both industry and environmental advocacy, our panel will present the case for both the potential benefits and problems of expanded drilling with hydraulic fracturing technology.
More About the Speakers
Senior Policy Advisor, Environmental Defense Fund
Mark K. Boling
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Southwestern Energy Company
Vice President of Government Relations, Independent Petroleum Association of America
David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D.
Research Fellow in Energy Economics and Climate Change