Hammer Forum

Fracking and Keystone

Wednesday May 16, 2012 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM This is a past program
Fracking and Keystone
5/15/12 --- Joining us is the environmentalist Bill McKibben, who recently led demonstrations at the White House that delayed the approval of a pipeline from the tar sands of Alberta to Texas. The contentious Keystone XL pipeline has become a hot election year issue. He is the author of several books, including The End of Nature, and his latest, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Also joining us is Josh Fox, writer and director of the acclaimed documentary Gasland, which firstrevealed the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, or ?fracking.? In the name of energy independence, natural gas companies are using fracking with the promise to turn the U.S. into the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. Fox is the founder of International WOW Company, a film and theater company committed to socially conscious themes and subjects. (1 hour, 39 min.)

Joining us is the environmentalist Bill McKibben, who recently led demonstrations at the White House that delayed the approval of a pipeline from the tar sands of Alberta to Texas. The contentious Keystone XL pipeline has become a hot election year issue. He is the author of several books, including The End of Nature, and his latest, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Also joining us is Josh Fox, writer and director of the acclaimed documentary Gasland, which firstrevealed the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” In the name of energy independence, natural gas companies are using fracking with the promise to turn the U.S. into the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. Fox is the founder of International WOW Company, a film and theater company committed to socially conscious themes and subjects.

A book signing will follow the program.

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