Hydraulic Fracturing Forum to be held in Laramie

(University of Wyoming news release) - A forum intended to promote better understanding of hydraulic fracturing and its use in the state will be held September 26th and 27th in Laramie.

“Hydraulic Fracturing: A Wyoming Energy Forum” will be held in Laramie at the University of Wyoming Conference Room at the Hilton Garden Inn.

School of Energy Resources Director Mark Northam tells the UW Office of Communications that the practice is not understood as it should be, and they want to get the facts out there.

Hydraulic fracturing has been used more widely in Wyoming to extract oil and gas from difficult geological formations. According to a news release from UW, sessions will include general education on what the process itself includes and a review of issues surrounding the practice, such as federal and state regulations, environmental concerns, and safety practices for workers, among others, the release said.

The UW School of Energy Resources and the Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources organized the forum.

More info on the forum can be found at the School of Energy Resources' website.


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