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Unconventional oil & gas Extraction: impacts on Air, Water, Health & Climate


Thursday, September 28
10 AM – 11:30 AM

Conservancy of Southwest Florida
1495 Smith Preserve Way
Naples, Florida 34102

In light of legislative proposals to ban fracking and fracking-like activities within the state of Florida, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida invites elected officials and community leaders to an exclusive, engaging and complimentary conversation with a national leader on unconventional oil and gas extraction.

Cornell University’s Dr. Anthony Ingraffea will lead a discussion on the current state of unconventional hydrocarbon development. What do we know now about this topic that we did not know in 2008? What are the impacts on air, water, health and climate? This interactive conversation will attempt to answer these questions with a focus on the local and state level.

There is no charge for attendance, but reservations are required.
Please email or call Sue Scott by Friday Sept. 22 at or 239.202.0304 ext. 232


Dr. Anthony Ingraffea

Dr. Anthony Ingraffea is the Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering Emeritus and a Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow at Cornell University where he has been since 1977. He holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado. Dr. Ingraffea’s research concentrates on computer simulation and physical testing of complex fracturing processes in metals, ceramics, and geomaterials. For his public education efforts on shale gas and oil, TIME Magazine named him one of its “People Who Mattered” in 2011.