When USA Today invited their readers to send in questions about fracking for Duke University professor Robert Jackson, readers responded with such questions as: “What happens to the chemicals that are left behind after the fracking process? What is the risk to well water? It’s my understanding that fracking uses massive amounts of water? Does fracking cause earthquakes?”
Robert Jackson, Nicholas Chair of Global Environmental Change at the Nicholas School of Environment and professor of Biology at Duke University, is coauthor of an important study on fracking. He’ll give a lecture on Thursday at Utah State University for the USU Quinney College of Natural Resources titled “Oil and Gas Hydrofracking in the Marcellus Shale.” He’ll join Tom Williams on Thursday’s Access Utah, to respond to your questions and comments about fracking.
You can join the discussion at 1-800-826-1495, online at http://www.upr.org/programs/access-utah, on Twitter @utahpublicradio, and by email to email@example.com Access Utah is 9:00 to 10:00 Thursday morning on UPR.