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SIU Environmental Law Society Holds Fracking Discussion

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The SIU Environmental Law Society recently held a panel discussion on the process known as high volume hydraulic fracturing that is utilized in the oil and natural gas industry.  

The discussion on the environmental and policy issues associated with "fracing" featured SIU Department of Geography Professor Chris Lant, Sierra Club Shawnee Group of Southern Illinois Chair Barb McKasson, and Illinois Oil & Gas Association Executive Vice President Brad Richards.

The discussion opened with a presentation by Chris Lant.

The second presentation was by the Sierra Club-Shawnee group's Barb McKasson.

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Sierra Club-Shawnee Group Chair Barb McKasson talks about the environmental concerns related to hydraulic fracturing during a panel discussion at the SIU Law School.

The third presentation was by the Executive Vice President of the Illinois Oil & Gas Association Brad Richards who gave the industry perspective on hydraulic fracturing and the proposed state regulations.

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IOGA Executive Vice President Brad Richards talks about the industry perspective of hydraulic fracturing during a panel discussion hosted by the SIU Environmental Law Society.

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