Free Webinar TONIGHT: A Reality Check on U.S. Government Forecasts for the Fracking Boom

Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Tue, Dec 9, 2014 - 1:16pm

At 8pm EST tonight, in a free online event sponsored by the Post Carbon Institute, energy analyst David Hughes will detail why the "fracking boom" is one of the most wildly over-hyped manias in history.

To watch, you can register (for free) here:

Here's PCI's description of the event:

The briefing will include a presentation by David Hughes, the analyst who accurately predicted the 90% downgrade of California’s Monterey Shale. 

He will debunk the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s overly optimistic forecasts for the fracking boom. He calls into question industry claims about U.S. energy independence and the viability of oil and natural gas exports. 

Drilling Deeper finds that the government’s long-term forecasts—the ones everyone is relying on to guide our energy policy and planning—are wildly optimistic. The so-called shale revolution is a short-term bubble and not worth the risks to the environment and to our communities. 

David Hughes: Report author and geoscientist who has researched, published and lectured widely on North American shale gas and tight oil production data, global energy and sustainability issues in the U.S., Canada, and internationally. 
Asher Miller: Executive Director of Post Carbon Institute 
Deborah Nardone: Campaign Director, Sierra Club Beyond Natural Gas Campaign 

Hosted by: Stop the Frack Attack and Americans Against Fracking. 
Co-sponsored by: Post Carbon Institute, EARTHWORKS, The Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch, Clean Water Action, Fractivist, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Environmental Working Group and Energy Policy Forum.

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