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Wednesday, March 21

The Shale Dilemma: A Global Perspective on Fracking and Shale Development
1:30 pm
Posvar 4130, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation and Center for Industry Studies
Free and open to the public
Allyson Delnore
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Book launch and panel discussion. To register, visit https://shale_book_launch.eventbrite.com.

Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, University of Pittsburgh, GSPIA

Reid Frazier
Allegheny Front, StateImpact Pennsylvania, Trump on Earth podcast

Amy Sisk
StateImpact Pennsylvania, 90.5 FM WESA

Book details:
President Trump has forged ahead with the America-First Energy Policy, expanding oil and gas extraction while slashing health and environmental regulations. Other countries e.g. Germany and France eschewed shale altogether. Why do countries make such different energy choices? How can we move forward in balancing the benefits and costs from shale? Join a discussion with Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, associate professor from the University of Pittsburgh and Reid Frazier and Amy Sisk, journalists from StateImpact Pennsylvania. We examine shale issues from across the globe and to our local communities that are hosting shale wells, pipelines, disposal wells, and cracker plants.