The Windsor Democratic Club will feature guest speaker Briana Mordick, a Natural Resources Defense Council scientist, Thursday night.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Round Table Pizza, 8499 Old Redwood Hwy in Windsor.
A full press release from the club follows:
Windsor Democratic Club To Get Fracking Facts from Environmental Scientist
On Thursday, September 26, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Windsor Round Table Pizza, 8499 Old Redwood Hwy, Windsor, Ca, the Windsor Democratic Club will have a program on hydraulic fracturing and acidizing with guest speaker, Briana Mordick, a staff scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council. Ms. Mordick will give an overview of the mechanics of fracking and acidization and how they are being used today in tight oil deposits in the US and particularly in one of the largest of these deposits, the Monterey Formation here in California.
Before coming to the Natural Resources Defense Council Ms Mordick received a Masters in Geology from the University of North Carolina and later worked as a petroleum geologist in the oil and gas industry for almost six years. She will discuss the protections needed to reduce the environmental and public health risks associated with well stimulation. Senate Bill 4, which is now moving through our California legislation, provides protection from some of these negative impacts and will be explained.
Additionally, Ms Mordick will outline shortcomings in the Bureau of Land Management policies concerning oil and gas drilling on our public lands. She will speak to how this land can be protected.
This program offers the opportunity to learn more about this complex issue from a scientist with a very diverse perspective. There will time allowed for your questions.
Please note that Briana Mordick is speaking as an individual and not as a representative of the Natural Resources Defense Council. The views and opinions expressed will be those of the speaker and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Natural Resources Defense Council.Pizza snacks will be provided.
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