Environmental Experts to Discuss Need, Impacts for Natural Gas Drilling at National Press Club
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club Newsmakers Committee will host a panel to discuss the challenges, impacts and need for natural gas drilling at a Newsmaker forum in the club's Lisagor Room at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, in the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Experts to discuss this issue will be anti-drilling activist Adrian Kuzminski and Resources for the Future (RFF) official Alan Krupnick. Kuzminski argues that the cumulative evidence on the impacts of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas shows it is bad public policy because the risks, harm and costs of the practice so far outweigh its benefits that it should not be allowed. Krupnick, who runs RFF's energy center, has done research on the economic and environmental implications of newly accessible shale reserves. One of his findings is that, absent other policy such as carbon price, more shale raises total U.S. carbon emissions because it will displace high-cost renewable sources and nuclear power rather than coal.
Bracewell Giuliani energy expert and Newsmaker Committee member Frank Maisano will host and moderate the event.
SOURCE National Press Club