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“Studio 12” Covers Hydraulic Fracturing or “Fracking” in Colorado

Colorado Public Television’s signature live call-in program, “Studio 12,” will look at the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” the process of extracting oil and natural gas from reservoir rock formations. Fracking uses a wellbore and the injection of fluids, foams, nitrogen, carbon dioxide or air, to force oil and natural gas from the rock.

The Oil and Gas industry plays a major role in the Colorado economy and asserts that the practice of “fracking” is safe and has been used for years. The environmental community cites environmental safety and health concerns from the potentially cancer-causing chemicals used in the injection process.

“Studio 12” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

The discussion will be lead by “Studio 12” co-host Tamara Banks and guests will include:
  • Tisha Conoly-Schuller of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association
  • Conrad Wilson, a reporter with KDNK Carbondale Community Radio
  • Dorothea Ferris, Colorado Division of Wildlife Commissioner
  • Tara Meixsell, Author of “Collateral Damage”
  • Jock Jacober, President of the Thompson Divide Coalition

These programs will be available for free video-on-demand viewing on the CPT12 website at video.cpt12.org.

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