Robert Libra, February 27, 2014

5x7LibraStGeoserious“Fracking for Energy: Promises, Perils, Perceptions”

Watch the program here.

The technology called Hydraulic Fracturing – often termed “Fracking” – refers to the high-pressure injection of water and other materials deep underground to break rock and release hydrocarbons. Fracking has led to a boom in the production of natural gas and oil, but has also raised a variety of concerns with respect to the environment, impacts on local communities, and contributions to climate change. In this talk Bob Libra will outline the dynamics of fracking, and the implications of increased practice both domestically and internationally.

Robert Libra is the State Geologist of Iowa, and has worked with the Iowa Geological Survey for over 30 years, including 10 years in his current position. His work has involved a wide range of geologic and water-related research, with a focus on groundwater resources. He is a Minnesota native with degrees in Geology from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and Indiana University.

2 Comments

Filed under Environmental Issues, Past Events, Spring 2014, Technology

2 responses to “Robert Libra, February 27, 2014

  1. greg james

    how do I get a video of this? I saw it on cable tv on Sunday Mar 9 in IC

    • Hi Greg,

      All ICFRC programs are available to stream from the City Channel 4 website. They are usually made available 2-3 weeks after the program. Once they are available we update the wordpress post with a link to each program. The Robert Libra program now includes a link, so you are free to stream it at your convenience. If you would like to purchase a physical (DVD) copy of the program, please contact Joel Bouwers at joel-bouwers@iowa-city.org. Physical copies typically cost $6.

      Thank you,

      The ICFRC Staff

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