IQ2US Coming to Aspen!
|Sunday, July 1 |
Aspen District Theater
|Reception: 6:00-6:45 PM |
Debate: 7:00-8:45 PM
|(Tickets on sale, and open to the public, June 20 through the Wheeler Box Office and Aspen Show Tickets.)|
Intelligence Squared U.S. presented in partnership with the Aspen Ideas Festival
The Debate No Fracking Way: The Natural Gas Boom is Doing More Harm than Good
Natural gas, touted for its environmental, economic, and national security benefits, is often thought of as the fuel that will “bridge” our transition from oil and coal to renewables. The ability to extract natural gas from shale formations through a method called hydraulic fracturing has unleashed vast, untapped sources—by some estimates, the U.S. now sits on a 100-year supply. But possible contamination from toxic chemicals used in the fracking process has been the source of increasing health and environmental concerns. Can natural gas be part of a clean energy solution, or is it a dangerous roadblock to a fossil-free future?
|For the Motion|
|Against the Motion|
The Moderator John Donvan is an author and correspondent for ABC News. He has served as ABC’s White House Correspondent, along with postings in Moscow, London, Jerusalem and Amman. He is currently writing a book on the history of autism to be published by Crown in 2013.
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