|Original Broadcast:||16 April 2013|
|On Demand Now Available|
|Free to attend.|
|Duration:||Approximately one hour.|
|Speakers:||Ben Grumbles, President, U.S. Water Alliance John Bailey, P.E., Water Division, Permits Branch Manager, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Jennifer Harty, Principal Investigator and Senior Project Scientist, Cardno ENTRIX|
Hydraulic Fracturing: Beyond Name Calling to Real Environmental Protection
Part 4 - Closure and Restoration: Final Considerations
Shale gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing issues and opportunities are often politically-charged, emotion-filled debates. There's a need to share more facts, identify data gaps and policy choices, and discuss practical steps to reduce risks. This series will bring together experts in water, energy, and conservation to explore the most important issues and disclose the most successful steps to prevent problems through each stage of the process, from locating an operation to site closure and restoration. The webinars won't be "technical" but will involve presenters with technical expertise from industry, and regulatory, policy, and environmental NGO sectors. Join us on Tuesday, January 15, for the first discussion: "Knowing Your Watershed and Assessing Potential Environmental, Economic, and Social Impacts". Ben Grumbles, president of the U.S. Water Alliance and former EPA Assistant Administrator will moderate the series.
This is a 4 part series - You will only need to provide your contact information once. Each additional webcast you will just need to enter your email address and password.
After the drilling, fracturing, and producing of water and gas cease, what happens next? What steps should be taken to ensure the watershed is restored to previous condition, public health is protected, and community relations are maintained or improved? Experts will describe well closure and site reclamation, highlighting issues, opportunities, and special considerations in different areas throughout the U.S.
|Ben Grumbles President U.S. Water Alliance|
|John Bailey, P.E. Water Division, Permits Branch Manager Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality|
|Jennifer Harty Principal Investigator and Senior Project Scientist Cardno ENTRIX|
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