Centennial: The League of Women Voters of Araphoe County and the Arapahoe County Library are collaborating on a hydraulic fracturing public forum on November 2


Here’s the release from the League of Women Voters via the Englewood Herald:

Explore the issues and find answers to your questions about the practice of fracking (hydraulic fracturing), a method used to release trapped gas and oil from the land, at a public forum Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Koelbel Public Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe County and the Arapahoe Library District, the forum will feature David Neslin, Director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Bryon Gale, Vice President, Environmental Health and Safety, Encana Oil & Gas (USA), and Charlie Montgomery, Energy Organizer, Colorado Environmental Coalition.
Topics will include:

What is fracking and where, when and why is it used in Colorado?

What are the potential problems and environmental consequences that may arise from fracking operations?

What operational and design safeguards are being used to avoid these problems?

What are the current rules regarding fracking and do we need regulations that are more stringent?

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Call the Arapahoe Library District, 303-542-7279. For information about the forum call 303-798-2939.

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