About the 2014 Forum

2014 Forum: A Frank Discussion about Fracking, without all the Fracas

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

We examined the economics of hydraulic fracturing, providing insight from a supporter and an opponent of fracking. We discussed claims that fracking can result in economic prosperity and energy independence and counterarguments that fracking will economically benefit only the natural gas industry.

PART 1 (13 minutes)

  • Welcome & Introductions

PART 2 (16 minutes)

  • Opening Statements

PART 3 (34 minutes)

  • Moderated Discussion Part 1

PART 4 (31 minutes)

  • Moderated Discussion Part 2

PART 5 (9 minutes)

  • Closing Remarks


William Freeman

Founder, Freeman Astor
Past chair, Natural Gas Use Committee, Marcellus Shale Coalition

Deborah Lawrence Rogers

Founder & Director, EnergyPolicyForum


Chris Satullo

Vice President for News and Civic Dialogue at WHYY/NewsWorks Philadelphia
Co-founder/Co-director, Penn Project for Civil Dialogue, University of Pennsylvania


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