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Hydrofracking: What it means to Lubbock County

Hydrofracking: What it means to Lubbock County

In conjunction with Mery Godigna Collet’s exhibit of paintings using crude oil,
LHUCA will hold an educational public forum on hydrofracking

February 8, 2014

LHUCA Firehouse Theater

1:30 – 3 pm

511 Ave K, Lubbock, Texas


Speakers will include :

Robert E. Forbis Jr., PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science Texas Tech, will give a visual explanation on the process of hydrofracking and discuss the legal and regulatory history of hydraulic fracturing, its' problems, and means by which to mitigate those problems.

Dr. Anne Epstein The Citizen’s Oil and Gas Advisory Committee,a committee member representing the Board of Health­. “Fracking poses a risk to public health, but can be mitigated with careful planning and oversight, and with changes to Lubbock oil and gas drilling ordinance”.

Karen Porter, Vice Chairman WTAP, West Texas Accountability Project Lubbock Chapter will discuss a summary of common and uncommon risks in oil and gas development and suggestions for their possible mitigation, and a brief overview of the activity of COGAC, Citizen Oil and Gas Advisory Committee to date.

Michael Giberson, assistant professor with the Center for Energy Commerce at Texas Tech’s Rawls College of Business will discuss the effects on the Lubbock economy. Hydraulic fracturing, the technology that has boosted oil and natural gas production elsewhere in Texas and around the country, is increasingly being used in the Lubbock area. The energy production boom has brought many benefits to U.S. energy consumers, but areas host to significant fracking activity have seen both economic benefits and some important challenges. The presentation will look at what we should expect for Lubbock as fracking grows in the South Plains.

For more information, please contact:
Linda Cullum

Or visit:

Jenny Strovas


Biological Sciences

Event Information
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Event Date: 2/8/2014

LHUCA Firehouse Theater, 511 Ave K, Lubbock, Texas