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Hydraulic Fracturing as a Method of Natural Gas Extraction in Kentucky

The forum Hydraulic Fracturing as a Method of Natural Gas Extraction in Kentucky took place on February 23, 2012. You can view the video here.

Panel speakers included Pat Banks (Director, Kentucky Riverkeeper), Kim Collings (Director, Division of Oil and Gas, Kentucky Department for Natural Resources), William Daugherty (Managing Partner, BlackRidge Resource Partners), Melissa Dieckmann (Professor, Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Kentucky University), Frank Ettensohn (Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Director, Honors Program, University of Kentucky), Marcelo Guzman (Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky), Brandon Nuttall (Senior Geologist, Kentucky Geological Survey), Moderator: Al Cross (Director, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, and Journalism and Telecommunications Extension faculty member, University of Kentucky).


2010/2011 Annual Report: Science-based options for sustainable energy security by the Energy Institute, University of Texas at Austin
EPA’s Study of Hydraulic Fracturing and its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources (2011)
Oklahoma Geological Survey’s Open File Report. Examination of Possibly Induced Seismicity from Hydraulic Fracturing in the Eola Field, Garvin County, Oklahoma (2011)

News articles and series
Buried Secrets: Is Natural Gas Drilling Endangering U.S. Water Supplies? (2008)
The Pennsylvania Guide to Hydraulic Fracturing, or "Fracking.” State Impact: A reporting project of local public media and NPR. (2012)
Hydraulic Fracturing 101
ProPublica:Journalism in the public interest. Fracking series.
Can fracking cause quakes? Discovery News. (2012)