Holden To Host Community Briefing On Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) In California

Press Release posted 2/17/14 The debate over hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking, is growing more contentious by the day. Arguments over whether and how to extract California’s oil and natural gas resources have devolved into angry exchanges of talking points and it’s becoming harder and harder to tell what is fact and what is fiction.

Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) will be hosting a Community Briefing to bring together prominent local scientists and water managers to discuss fracking and its impacts on California’s unique geology, hydrology and environment. This unbiased look at the state of fracturing with cut through the spin and provide real answers to pressing questions about hydraulic fracturing.

WHAT:     Community Briefing on Hydraulic Fracturing in California

WHEN:     Saturday, March 1, 2013, 10 AM to 1 PM

WHERE:  Taylor Hall, 1775 N. Indian Hill Ave. in Claremont

WHO:       Convened by Assemblymember Holden, featuring a panel of expert geologists and hydrologists and seismic scientists:

Mr. Ken Manning, Exec. Director, San Gabriel Water Quality Authority
Dr. Stephen Osborn, Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences, Cal Poly, Pomona
Dr. Joann Stock, Caltech Division of Geological and Planetary Scientists
Tony Zampiello, Executive Officer, San Gabriel Basin Watermaster