Big 4 - Fracking: Road to Riches or Road to Ruin for the A/E/C Community?
As a give back to our members, we have reduced the registration fee by $10.00 for all Big-4 Events in 2014.
Fracking is a very controversial topic in the State of California and many of us in the A/E/C Community are not familiar with the process, how it may affect our community in terms of infrastructure and what possible negative impacts operations may have to the environment. The SMPS SFBAC March program will be an educational program for our members and guests where an expert panel of speakers will provide an overview of fracking and how it works; affects other communities impacted by fracking are having such as roads, housing, retail and healthcare needs; and what are potential negative impacts to the environment such as groundwater, off-gassing and accidental spills.
Registration begins at 8:30
Event takes place from 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Earl L. Hagström is an Environmental Litigation Partner residing in Sedgwick LLP's San Francisco, California office. Mr. Hagström litigates groundwater contamination cases involving MtBE, PCE, Perchlorate and CR VI and counsels clients on water rights matters. He also evaluates environmental liabilities, damages and risks for insurance clients facing multi-site and multi-party long-tailed claims. Mr. Hagström was an Exploration Geologist for Phillips Petroleum's Frontier Exploration Group (now Conoco-Phillips) (1978-1982) and an Exploration Supervisor for British Petroleum's North Alaska Group (1982-1986). He holds a B.A. in Geology from Boston University (1976), and an M.S. in Sedimentation and Stratigraphy, magna cum laude from the University of Rhode Island (1978) and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco (1990). He is an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Policy and Decision Making, Chair of Sedgwick LLP's Hydraulic Fracturing Task Force and Co-Editor of its Hydraulic Fracturing Digest.
Chris Remington is a News Desk Associate with the CBS Radio Network. In the past few years he has reported on the foreclosure crisis in Uniondale NY, digital media empowerment in Hyderabad India, and medicinal marijuana use by Maine's veterans. Chris has also conducted extensive research on the economic costs and benefits of hydraulic fracturing to communities for NY's PBS affiliate WNET. He produced an article entitled "Differing Views on Fracking's Impact", which was featured on the station's website and the online publication Climate Desk.
Hollin Kretzmann, is a Staff Attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. Mr. Kretzmann helps the Center's Climate Law Institute advocate for action that will mitigate the effects of climate change. Before joining the Center, Hollin worked with Pennsylvania's Clean Air Council, advocating for maintaining clean air through litigation and government oversight. For the past few years, Hollin has been involved in litigation and environmental advocacy with respect to hydraulic fracturing. Hollin holds a bachelor's degree in government from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
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