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Is The Fracking Boom Doing More Harm Than Good?

Tune in this Sunday to a debate between environmental advocates and defenders of the fracking industry.

Deborah Goldberg, Managing Attorney in Earthjustice’s Northeast office, and Katherine Hudson Watershed Program Director at Riverkeeper of Riverkeeper will be arguing that the country’s natural gas boom is doing more harm than good. They’ll be squaring off against Joe Nocera, the business-friendly OpEd columnist for the New York Times and Sue Tierney, a former Assistant Secretary for Policy at U.S. Dept. of Energy.

The debate takes place in front of a live, voting audience who will be polled before and after to determine the winner. The debate will be moderated by ABC News correspondent John Donvan.

The Oxford-style debate is presented by the Intelligence Squared U.S. debate series and the Aspen Ideas Festival.

If you are in the Aspen area and want to join the audience, there may still be tickets available through the Aspen Ideas Festival. If not, you can catch the debate live on our website.

We’re certainly expecting it to be a lively debate but hope we don’t see the types of low blows that Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson pulled this week when he derided people who are concerned about the health and environmental impacts of the gas rush as “illiterate.”

For more information and to RSVP, visit our website. And if you tune in, tell us what you thought about the debate in the comments!

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