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Emerging research on fracking and water policy: a panel discussion

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)
735 S. State Street, Ann Arbor 48109-3091

11:30am-1:00pm (pizza lunch available to first 100 attendees)

Free and open to the public

About the lecture:
While much attention has been focused on the threats that hydraulic fracturing poses to water systems—whether by its consumptive use of freshwater or the risk of contaminating ground- and surface waters—the financial wealth that oil and gas development brings to state and local governments may provide opportunities to protect water resources. This diverse group of scholars will discuss their research at the intersection of fracking and water policy, and as a panel explore whether there are particular policies or practices that might be scaled-up or replicated outside their geographical area of study to create more sustainable energy-water systems.

Jenna Bednar, Department of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan

Margaret Cook, Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Barry Rabe, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Sarah B. Mills, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Sponsored by:
University of Michigan Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)

Co-Sponsored by:
University of Michigan Program in the Environment (PitE)
University of Michigan Energy Institute
University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment

For more information visit or call 734-647-4091. Follow on Twitter @closup
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When and Where

Map Weill Hall (Ford School) - Betty Ford Classroom (1110)

April 2017

11:30am - 1:00pm

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