In Bethany McLean's latest book, Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It’s Changing the World, she explores the past, present and future of fracking in America. She tells the stories of many who have had stakes in the industry, including Aubrey McClendon, pioneer in fracking and founder of Chesapeake Energy, whose accidental death in 2016 brought up questions about a string of faulty economics and debt that began to catch up with him.
McLean finds that as stakes get higher and the fossil fuel industry becomes more attractive to some, its promised returns have yet to come through, leading us all to ask: What's next for fossil fuels? Is this the end of the shale revolution, or is the money just beginning to come in?
Join us for a conversation about the economics and geopolitics of one of the wealthiest and most detrimental industries in our world.
Thanks to the generous support of Ken and Jackie Broad Family Fund, all tickets include a copy of McLean's book, Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It’s Changing the World
The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
Author, Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It’s Changing the World
Senior Counsel and Climate Law Institute Director, Center for Biological Diversity
Founder and Host, Climate One
6 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. networking reception