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Published on May 6, 2012
Part 1 of 4, of Frackonomics, an event at the New York Society for Ethical Culture presented by United for Action. The speakers debunk the Financial Myths of Shale Gas and Embracing A Green Energy Future.
Appearing in this segment: Deborah Rogers
Deborah Rogers began her financial career in London working in investment banking. Upon her return to the U.S., she worked as a financial consultant for several major Wall Street firms, including Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney. Ms. Rogers then struck out on an entrepreneurial venture in 2003 with the founding of Deborah's Farmstead, an artisanal cheese-making operation, and quickly established the company as one of the premier artisanal dairies and cheese makers in the U.S., the cheese having won several major national awards.
Ms. Rogers served on the Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 2008-2011. She was appointed in 2011 by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to a task force reviewing placement of air monitors in the Barnett Shale region in light of air quality concerns brought about by the natural gas operations in North Texas. She is a Member of the Board of Earthworks/OGAP (Oil and Gas Accountability Project).
In addition, she lectures on shale gas economics throughout the U.S. and abroad at Universities, business venues and public forums and has appeared on CNBC and NPR. She has also been featured in articles discussing the financial anomalies of shale gas in the New York Times (June, 2011) and Rolling Stone Magazine (March, 2012). In addition, she will appear in the upcoming documentary GasLand 2.