Intelligence Squared US: No Fracking Way: The Natural Gas Boom is Doing More Harm Than Good

Sun, 07/15/2012 - 9:00pm

Pictured: John Donvan


Communities across the country are weighing the merits of natural gas against the harmful effects of fracking. Touted for its environmental, economic, and national security benefits, natural gas is often considered a “bridge” in our transition from fossil fuels to renewables. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” uses millions of gallons of water, sand and undisclosed chemicals. The process threatens drinking water and is linked to earthquakes.  Intelligence Squared joins the Aspen Ideas Festival for a debate with top thought leaders, airing Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD91.5-2.

Deborah Goldberg
, Managing Attorney at Earthjustice and nationally recognized expert on the environmental impacts of natural gas development

Katherine Hudson, Watershed Program Director at Riverkeeper, dedicated to protecting the drinking water supply of 9 million New Yorkers

Joe Nocera
, op-ed columnist for The New York Times, who promotes responsible natural gas extraction

Sue Tierney, a Managing Principal at Analysis Group, is an expert on energy economics and environmental issues, focusing on the electric and gas industries

The Moderator
John Donvan is an author and correspondent for ABC News. He has served as ABC’s White House Correspondent, along with postings in Moscow, London, Jerusalem and Amman. He is currently writing a book on the history of autism to be published by Crown in 2013.

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