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Media Advisory: USGS to Host Congressional Briefing: Hydraulic Fracturing - The State of the Science
Released: 6/4/2012 12:28:11 PM

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communications and Publishing
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, MS 119
Reston, VA 20192
Alex Demas 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4421

Hydraulic fracturing is the process of injecting wells with water, sand, and chemicals at very high pressure to enable oil and natural gas production. These "unconventional" resources pose both opportunities and challenges. Join us to learn how USGS and its partners provide information so policy makers and resource managers can make decisions based on sound science.

  • Brenda Pierce - Program Coordinator, Energy Resources Program - U.S. Geological Survey
  • Bill Leith - Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards - U.S. Geological Survey
  • Rick Hammack - Coordinator, Natural Systems Monitoring - DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory
Emcee: Harvey Thorleifson - President-elect of the Association of American State Geologists
Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2325
Washington, D.C.
When: Friday, June 8, 2012
10:00 a.m.
Sponsor: Congressmen Gerry Connolly
Host: Refreshments provided courtesy of American Geophysical Union (AGU)

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