Friday, November 17, 3-5pm, Thompson Library [Rm. 165], 1858 Neil Ave.

Areas in Ohio are experiencing a surge in the development of unconventional sources of fossil fuels, especially the use of hydraulic fracturing [HF] technologies to gain access to natural gas trapped in shale rock. HF combines horizontal drilling with an extremely high-pressure injection of “brine” deep underground that fractures shale rock and releases trapped bubbles of gas that then rise to the surface.

This panel will explore the environmental, economic, and social burdens and benefits of this development. It will ask whether these burdens and benefits are being shared in an equitable way and whether those who are most affected have the opportunity for fair and meaningful participation in decision-making regarding HF.

Sponsored by OSU Center for Ethics and Human Values.


Friday, November 17, 2017 - 3:00pm

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