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The Ohio Fracking Debate

The Ohio Fracking Debate

The City Club of Cleveland

WHAT: The Ohio Fracking Debate—Panelists Include: Jack Shaner, Ohio Environmental Council and Mike Chadsey, Energy in Depth-Ohio. Moderated by: Dan Moulthrop, The Civic Commons

WHEN: March 30 at Noon

WHERE:  850 Euclid Ave., The City Club Building, 2nd Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Hydraulic fracturing is the process of drilling thousands of feet into the earth and creating small explosions that “fracture” hard shale rocks with the purpose of releasing the natural gas within. While the technique is not new, there are new, added technologies that have begun to change the conversation of energy extraction in Ohio.

There is a lot of debate over this issue in Ohio. On the one hand, it is unknown how this method of energy extraction could impact the environment including air pollution, earthquakes and other negative impacts. On the other hand, the money received from energy companies could be the “shot in the arm” Ohio needs according to Governor John Kasich and could provide a significant number of jobs for Ohioans.

Tickets: $18—Members • $30—Non-members • $450—Corporate table of ten • $350—Nonprofit table of ten

For more information and to make a reservation, visit www.cityclub.org or call 216-621-0082

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