Past Event

Fracked State: Powering California's Future

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Tue, Nov 5 2013 - 6:30pm

Fran Pavley, Senator, California State Senate
Annie Notthoff, California Advocacy Director, NRDC
Paul Deiro, Energy Lobbyist, KP Public Affairs

Governor Brown's signature on a bill regulating hydraulic fracturing upset just about everyone. Industry said it imposed harsh requirements on them and would hurt the economy. Environmentalists said last-minute changes appeased industry and put the state’s water and air quality at risk.

The state is now poised to move toward a burst of new energy exploration and extraction of the Monterey Shale formation across much of the coast and Central Valley. California could be on the verge of a huge energy boom. What will that mean to the state's economy and water supply? Is natural gas a bridge to a cleaner future, or a bridge to nowhere? Our panelists will also discuss California's efforts to reduce carbon pollution and move toward a cleaner economy.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception
Cost: $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID) 
Also know: The speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.