Fracking’s Future: Expert Panel Convenes Nov. 9

Fracking Panel: Nov. 9

Fracking Panel: Nov. 9

Ojai Chautauqua Sponsors Event On Deep Issue

Learn what the real issues on fracking are, from an expert panel representing different perspectives. On November 9th the Ojai Chautauqua will drill down through the geology, the politics, and the business. Award-winning local reporter Kit Stolz will moderate a discussion among a distinguished panel representing four deeply informed points of view – with additional insight from the designer of California’s new regulation of the industry (SB4).

Sunday, November 9th at 4:30 p.m. at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, followed by a reception with the panelists. Tickets are $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door, and are available at Barbara Bowman’s, 125 E Ojai Avenue in Ojai, or online at www.ojaichautauqua.org.

Scheduled to appear on the panel:
Brian Segee – As an attorney with the Environmental Defense Center, based in Ventura County, Segee has many years of experience effectively representing environmental protection, and knows the law and county codes governing fracking.

Don Clark – An experienced petroleum geologist who has worked as a consultant in California for oil companies and for cities, and as an authority to the media, Clarke can speak to both the benefits and the risks of fracking.

Craig Nicholson – As a geophysicist at UCSB who led a study on the risks of oil field waste injection wells for the EPA, Nicholson has national experience in the quantifying of seismic risk associated with oil industry operations.

Dave Quast – As the California director of Energy In Depth, an advocacy group of independent oil producers, Quast has experience representing the industry before agency officials and audiences of all sorts.

Henry Stern – As a legislative aide to Fran Pavley, who shepherded California’s new regulatory structure for fracking into law last year, Stern knows both the politics and the regulation of fracking in Sacramento from personal experience.

The purpose of the Ojai Chautauqua is to engage Ventura County in civil discourse about controversial and highly passionate subjects. We look forward to seeing you at The Future of Fracking.


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