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2/2-Truth and Consequences of Fracking

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Published on Jun 23, 2012

Heights Theater, Elmira Heights, NY. May 21, 2012. Part 2. Jessica Ernst is joined by Dr. Anthony Ingraffea for Q and A after Jessica's presentation. Ernst is a Canadian scientist with 30 years of petroleum industry experience. She is presently suing the Alberta government, the Energy Resources Conservation Board, and Encana Corporation for negligence and unlawful activities related to hydraulic fracturing and contamination of well water. Her claim alleges that Encana broke multiple provincial laws and regulations and contaminated an aquifer that supplied drinking water to her Rosebud, Alberta community. Ms. Ernst tells her story of "living frac'd" and presents both industry and regulatory research showing the impact of industry-caused gas migration into ground water. She is introduced by Dr. Anthony R. Ingraffea, the Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering, School of Civil Engineering at Cornell University. Dr. Ingraffea has served as Director of Cornell Fracture Group, Acting Director of the Cornell Theory Center, and is Principal/Co-principal investigator of over $32M in sponsored RD at Cornell. He specializes in fracture mechanics. This program, one of a series of events in New York State and Michigan, was sponsored by The People for a Healthy Environment, Inc. and the Coalition to Protect New York. Produced and edited by Cris McConkey for Shale Shock Media. Camera: Cris McConkey and Bill Huston. Sound: Bo Lipari. Lighting.: Cris McConkey. Bill Huston, and Francis Caver.

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