FrackingSENSE: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and What We Hope to Learn about Natural Gas Development.

The Center of the American West, Boulder County, and the AirWaterGas Research Network invite you to a new lecture series. Beginning on February 26th, on Tuesday nights through May, a speaker with substantial expertise on natural gas development will provide a measured, honest exploration of this controversial topic. Each presenter will be scrupulous about acknowledging areas of uncertainty (“What We Don’t Know”), and emphasizing open questions that require careful deliberation. Throughout the series, CU historian Patty Limerick will act as moderator. Recognizing that many members of the audience will hold strong opinions, we look forward to honest – and civil and respectful – discussions of a crucially important topic.

Click Here to listen to the FrackingSense series podcasts.

Joe Ryan from CU Outreach on Vimeo.

Download the speakers’ PowerPoint as a pdf here.


April 9, 2013 No Event – Conference on World Affairs


April 16, 2013
Joe Ryan
What Do We Know and Not Know about the Risk of Oil and Natural Gas Development to Our Water Supplies


April 23, 2013
Jana Milford
Atmospheric Perspectives on Oil and Gas Operations


April 23, 2013
Gabrielle Pétron
Atmospheric Perspectives on Oil and Gas Operations


April 30, 2013
Nick Flores
Economic Issues of Shale Oil and Gas Development


Gov. John Hickenlooper

May 2, 2013
Gov. John Hickenlooper
Natural Gas Development in Colorado


May 14, 2013
Dan Grossman
EDF – An Environmental Perspective


May 21, 2013
Bernie Goldstein
Does Living Near Hydrofracturing Activity Put Our Health at Risk?