Sunday, July 21, 2013

Webcast: Science, Democracy, and Community Decisions on Fracking

Science, Democracy, and Community Decisions on Fracking

A Lewis M. Branscomb Forum
DATE: Thursday, July 25
TIME: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Covel Commons, Grand Horizon Room Salon A, Los Angeles, CA

Participate in the Forum by Webcast!  A live webcast of "Science, Democracy, and Community Decisions on Fracking" will be available on this page on the day of the forum. 

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The forum will convene big thinkers from academia, industry, government, non-governmental organizations, and citizen groups to delve into some of the most complex challenges around fracking, centered on the following themes:
  • the current state of the science and knowledge gaps;
  • the current policy and regulatory landscape; and
  • public access to information and civic engagement.
Leading experts will address these three themes, answer your questions, and invite your ideas on how communities can make more informed fracking-related decisions.

Working group sessions on each of the three themes will precede the public event. A primary forum goal is to develop and refine a 'Right to Know' toolkit that provides practical advice and resources for the public, media, policy makers, and communities regarding questions to ask when faced with fracking-related decisions, reliable sources of information on fracking impacts, and ways to influence fracking decisions.

Sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists

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