More than 100 attendees were on hand for the Oct. 7, 2016, First Friday Breakfast on “The Science of Hydraulic Fracturing and Lessons for Colorado.”
A panel of University of Colorado researchers from the AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network presented some of the latest science on the impact of oil and gas development in Colorado on public health, air and water quality, and interactions between local communities and industry.
Panelists and audience members also explored how the current research might inform policy and governance in Colorado.
Panel members included:
- John L. Adgate, Ph.D., MSPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Colorado School of Public Health
- Jana Milford, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, CU Boulder
- Kathryn Mutz, Attorney and Director of the Intermountain Oil and Gas BMP (Best Management Practices) Project
- Harihar Rajaram, Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, CU Boulder
- Owen Sherwood, Research Associate, Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), CU Boulder
The panel was moderated by CU Denver School of Public Affairs Professors Tanya Heikkila and Chris Weible.
Photos from the event are in the slideshow below, and a sample of Tweets posted during the event can be viewed at the bottom of this post.
A video recording is available on the School of Public Affairs YouTube playlist.
Some of the Tweets posted during the event: