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Anthony R. Ingraffea, PhD, the Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering at Cornell University, will speak at Canisius College on Thursday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Ingraffea, a recognized expert in the field, will cover the basics of how fracturing (fracking) works and why natural gas from these unconventional sources is part of our national energy policy. He will also discuss potential problems with fracking, the controversy surrounding its practices and policies, and how effective regulations might be implemented. Ingraffea will include an explanation of how all these areas relate to global climate change and attempts to build a global framework to control it.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information on Ingraffea’s lecture, please contact Jeremy Steinbacher at x2343.

Submitted by: Jeremy Steinbacher, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry