Contact: Robyn Truslow 410-535-0291
Questions about “fracking?” Is natural gas hydraulic fracturing the answer to energy independence and job growth or environmental nightmare? Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, Maryland, is hosting a conversation about this controversial process of harvesting natural gas on Tuesday, November 13 at 7pm. The conversation will be kicked off by participants with various viewpoints and then opened to the audience to share their concerns, questions and thoughts about the process and impact for Southern Maryland.
Guests that have already RSVP’d include Emily Wurth, a Food & Water Watch representative; Delegate Shane Robinson, a representative working for a formal ban on “fracking” in Maryland; Douglas Duncan, a scientist with the US Geological Survey; and Steve Everly, a spokesman from the Energy In Depth campaign launched by the Independent Petroleum Association of America which is focused on public education “about the promise and potential of responsibly developing American’s onshore energy resource base.”
This conversation is part of Calvert Library’s Civil Discourse series which has been going on for several years as a partnership with the Calvert County Community Mediation Center, All Saints Episcopal Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Southern Maryland, and other active engaged citizens interested in discussing and learning more about controversial topics that impact our community. This conversation has further collaboration from Patuxent Riverkeeper, St. Mary’s Watershed Association and the Tidewater Land Trust.
For more information, call the Calvert Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 at 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862 or check the website at http://calvert.lib.md.us/
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