Come out for Earth Day and listen to Dr. Philip Eisner as he fills us in on the complex topic called Hydrolic Fracturing which is of direct relevance to us in the Garden State. The process involves tapping into reserves of natural gas by creating fractures in a rock layer. Fractures are created by injecting a proprietary blend of chemicals into the rock, creating potential threats to drinking water sources.
Here in NJ, Governor Christie vetoed a bill last September that would have banned wastewater generated by drilling from being treated or disposed of in NJ. And 2 months ago, he agreed to a 1-year moratorium on fracking, not a permanent ban, thus ensuring that the matter will continue to be debated.
Dr. Eisner has a BS in Physics from MIT and a PhD from NYU. He was a VP of Dewey Space Physics Laboratory and founder of Exxon’s Applied Physics Laboratory.
The program will take place at the New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07928 and is FREE and open to all.