Center for the Environment

ESE Keystone Series on High volume Natural Gas Extraction

April 2 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - PFEN Hall Dean's Auditorium

The Ecological Sciences and Engineering (ESE) Program and the Center for the Environment would like to invite you to participate in one of the best interdisciplinary discussions of the year!  We are thrilled to welcome outstanding resources to Purdue’s campus this spring to discuss the topic of High Volume Natural Gas Extraction.  The Keystone Series focuses on ecological sustainability with events designed to give the Purdue community a chance to think about and discuss controversial topics of global importance in an advocacy-free environment. 


Tuesday, April 2nd from 5-7PM in Hicks Library (B853),Documentary Film Screeningand Discussion of “Unearthed: the Fracking Facade” and “Fault Lines: Fracking in America”


Wednesday, April 10th from 6-8PM, PFEN Hall Dean's Auditorium, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on High Volume Natural Gas Extraction

The second event is an interdisciplinary panel of incredible speakers representing a variety of perspectives on the natural gas expansion.  This year’s panel includes representatives from industry, academia, and popular press who will speak on benefits and tradeoffs of industry expansion, potential air and water quality impacts, boomtown dynamics on rural communities, national and international natural gas economics, and how complexity of the subject is conveyed in the media.Check out their bios at


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