Speaking Event: Fracked State - Powering California's Future

When & Where
The Commonwealth Club of California - San Francisco
595 Market Street 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
November 5, 2013 - 7:00pm
Contact
club@commonwealthclub.org
415 597 6700

 

Fran Pavley, Senator, California State Senate
Annie Nothoff, California Advocacy Director, NRDC
Kathy Reheis-Boyd, President, Western States Petroleum Association (invited)

Governor Brown’s signature on a bill regulating hydraulic fracturing upset just about everyone. Industry said it imposed harsh requirements on them and would hurt the economy. Environmentalists said last-minute changes appeased industry and put the state’s water and air quality at risk. The state is now poised to move toward a burst of new energy exploration and extraction of the Monterey Shale formation across much of the coast and Central Valley.

California could be on the verge of a huge energy boom. What will that mean to the state’s economy and water supply? Is natural gas a bridge to a cleaner future, or a bridge to nowhere?

Our panelists will also discuss California’s efforts to reduce carbon pollution and move toward a cleaner economy.

Cost: $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)