Weston Roundtable— DAVID ALLEN

Atmospheric Impacts of Expanded Natural Gas Use

Date
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Time
4:15 p.m.
Location
Description
Fracking of shale formations will become the dominant source of domestic natural gas in coming decades. However, environmental impacts associated with fracking have made it controversial. This presentation will focus on its air quality impacts. Data and modeling on emissions and impacts of photochemically active air pollutants, toxic air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions will be described. In addition, natural gas production in Texas and the Texas grid will be used as a case study.
Contact
262-9334, clbarford@wisc.edu