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Beyond the Hype: Expert panel talks hydrofracking

Jul 31, 2012 2:00 pm
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On Thurs., July 26, a group of experts gathered at the Guggenheim Pavilion at the Carey Conference Center in Rensselaerville (Albany Co.) to discuss the ecological and economic complexities of crafting hydrofracking policy. Among the topics: The impact of hydrofracking on the environment, its effect on bio diversity and advice on crafting a moratorium to stand up in court. The panel included representatives from Hudsonia, the University of New York at Albany and a former Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and a reporter from The New York Times. WGXC reporter Sam Sebren attended and recorded the event.

Panelists: Dr. George Robinson, biological sciences professor at SUNY Albany, Dr. Erik Kiviat, Executive Director, Hudsonia, Stu Gruskin, former Deputy Commissioner of DEC, and Andrew Revkin, reporter, and blogger for the NYTimes Dot Earth Blog. The moderator was Robert Moore, Exec Dir. of Environmental Advocates of New York.


PLAY FULL Q & A 57:53
Includes interviews with Linda Leeds, Mary Finneran and Mark Denat of the Southern Sovereign People's Action Network.