The Energy Roundtable” Special Series on Hydraulic Fracturing                        
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Tom Petrie, International Energy Expert

Denver Post Colorado Election Series

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Part 1: The Fracking Process


In the opener of this special two-part series on hydraulic fracturing, a panel of industry experts and activists discuss the often controversial process. Panel members include: Matthew Lepore, Executive Director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Will Fleckenstein, Petroleum Engineering Professor at the Colorado School of Mines, Chris Wright, CEO of Liberty Oil Services, Sam Schabacker, Mountain West Region Director for Food and Water Watch, and Phil Doe, former U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation Chief and Environmental Compliance Officer.

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TOPICS:
• What does the COGCC do?
• Fracking process overview
• Water use & recycling
• St. Vrain flooding and response

The Aaron Harber Show
Food and Water Watch
U.S. Department of the Interior
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Colorado School of Mines
Liberty Oil Services
Food and Water Watch
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Part 2: The Fracking Controversy


In the conclusion of this special series on hydraulic fracturing, improvements in drilling processes and technology are outlined, details of several controversial studies are challenged, and new policies regarding drilling near schools and structures are analyzed. The panel includes two new members: Wes Wilson, former EPA engineer and "whistleblower," and Neshama Abraham, President of Abraham Paiss & Assoc. and leader of the successful effort to ban fracking in Boulder. Panelists returning from the first half of the series include Matthew Lepore, Executive Director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Will Fleckenstien, Petroleum Engineering Professor at the Colorado School of Mines, and Chris Wright, CEO of Liberty Oil Services.

 


A Safe Process?


Dr. Will Fleckenstein, Colorado School of Mines Professor, explains that the fracking process, which has been ongoing since 1947, is a well-studied and reliable process. "If the process wasn't safe... I don't think the state of Colorado would allow it go forward."
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Air Quality Studies

 
Wes Wilson, former EPA engineer, asserts that the cessation of health studies by the State is cause for concern. Matt Lepore, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Executive Director, provides details on two such studies currently underway.
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Water Usage Concerns


Matt Lepore, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Executive Director, sheds light on the amount of water required for Colorado's fracking operations—less than 1/10 of one percent of all the water used in the state.
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Floods & Spills

 
Sam Schabacker, Mountain West Region Director for Food and Water Watch, details the damage done in the 2013 St. Vrain Valley floods, including estimates of how much material was spilled from oil and gas related operations. Matt Lepore, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Executive Director, goes on to describe the number of wells in the flood area and the procedures that were taken to shut the wells off.
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The Mackenzie Study


 
Wes Wilson, former EPA engineer, outlines the results of the Mackenzie Study, which found cancer risk increases from 6 in one million to 10 in one million "if you live next to a well meeting state requirements." Matt Lepore, Executive Director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, then explains how the data in the study was extrapolated from a very small data set and that Dr. Mackenzie herself has stated that more data needs to be acquired.
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The Ingraffea Study


Wes Wilson explains the results of the Ingraffea Study, which came to the conclusion that the industry leakage rate is between 4% and 8%. Chris Wright, Liberty Resources CEO, goes on to clarify that this study has been de-bunked by universities and government and independent agencies, why the study is flawed, and how the results of other independent inquires have found a leak rate closer to .01%.
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Fracking Clip Compilation


 
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TOPICS:
• Evolution of fracking techonology and techniques
• Data on leakage
• Permitting near schools
• Colorado's split estate laws

The Aaron Harber Show
Environmental Protection Agency
Neshama Abraham
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Colorado School of Mines
Liberty Oil Services
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Tom Petrie: Part 1


 

 

Tom Petrie: Part 2


 

 

 

Denver Post Colorado Election 2014 Fracking Series: Part 1 of 5

Mike Vincent, Engineer & Consultant for Fracwell LLC
Matt Lepore, Executive Director of the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
Sam Schabacker, Western Regional Director of Food & Water Watch
Kim Stevens from Environment Colorado

 

 

Denver Post Colorado Election 2014 Fracking Series: Part 2 of 5

Mike Vincent, Engineer & Consultant for Fracwell LLC
Matt Lepore, Executive Director of the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
Sam Schabacker, Western Regional Director of Food & Water Watch
Kim Stevens from Environment Colorado

 

 

Denver Post Colorado Election 2014 Fracking Series: Part 3 of 5

Chris Wright, CEO of Liberty Oilfield Services
Matt Lepore, Executive Director of the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
Wes Wilson, Director of Be the Change
Sonia Skakich-Scrima, Founder of What the Frack?! Arapahoe

 

 

Denver Post Colorado Election 2014 Fracking Series: Part 4 of 5

Sonia Skakich-Scrima, Founder of What the Frack?! Arapahoe
Matt Lepore, Executive Director of the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
Wes Wilson, Director of Be the Change
Chris Wright, CEO of Liberty Oilfield Services

 

 

Denver Post Colorado Election 2014 Fracking Series: Part 5 of 5

Sonia Skakich-Scrima, Founder of What the Frack?! Arapahoe
Matt Lepore, Executive Director of the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
Wes Wilson, Director of Be the Change
Chris Wright, CEO of Liberty Oilfield Services

 

 

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