Saturday, April 23, 2011

Facts on Fracking - a video series by Friends of the Jordan

Friends of the Jordan is hosting a series of educational videos on the subject of fracking. This process, used to extract natural gas from shale, is being promoted in Northern Michigan. The series of videos below are from a 2 hour presentation by Dr. Anthony Ingraffea from Cornell University. He is a long time scientist in the fossil fuel industry who appears to have had a change of heart and is giving an in-depth warning about the process and what can go wrong.

For more information on Fracking, see: Hydraulic Fracturing

Facts on Fracking - How is it Different

This segment explains how it is different from conventional natural gas wells. The speaker is Dr. Anthony Ingraffea from Cornell University.

Facts on Fracking - Drilling the Well

This segment explains how the wells are drilled and the fracking . The speaker is Dr. Anthony Ingraffea from Cornell University.

Facts on Fracking - How Safe is it?

This segment explains safety issues that have been part of the fracking process since its inception . The speaker is Dr. Anthony Ingraffea from Cornell University.

Facts on Fracking - How Much Ground Does it Cover?

This segment deals with the number of wells needed to make extraction of natural gas profitable. The speaker is Dr. Anthony Ingraffea from Cornell University.

Facts on Fracking - What Can Go Wrong?

This segment explains the many things that in go wrong in the multi-stage process. The speaker is Dr. Anthony Ingraffea from Cornell University.

Facts on Fracking - What is the Science?

This segment explains the scientific study that has been done, some by Dr. Ingraffea, of fracture mechanics and how the industry applies it out in the field. The speaker is Dr. Anthony Ingraffea from Cornell University.


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