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Episode: 12 The Legal Edition: Dirty Little Secrets--The Oil & Gas Industry Doesn't Want You to Know-Dr. A. Ingraffea, Cornell Univ.

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Full Show Title: Dirty Little Secrets the Oil & Gas Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know! (2 part series)
Research Chronicles of Dr. Anthony Ingraffea on the Perils of Hydraulic Fracturing, aka 'Fracking' & the Viability of Fully Renewable Energy-Driven States

Show 2: The Path Less Traveled–From Dirty Fossil Fuel to Clean Renewable Energy–Creating ‘State-Based’ Infrastructures that Promote In-State Job Growth While Benefiting the Local Environment

Guest: Dr. Anthony. R. Ingraffea, Ph.D., P.E. is the Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering and Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow at Cornell University; President of Physicians, Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy; Research Member Cornell (Hydraulic) Fracture Group, and Expert on 'Fracking'

Discussion: As a concerned scientist/engineer–and President of Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy, Inc.–Dr. Ingraffea engages beyond the academy to further inform and educate the public on critical scientific issues that involve the public health and safety--including Fracking. More information about his work as President of Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy, Inc., can be found at Dr. Ingraffea is also a lead Researcher in the Cornell Fracture Group that is working with other researchers to create, verify and validate computational simulation systems for fracture control in engineered systems. The educational research is focused on both experimental testing and numerical simulation of fatigue and fracture in a spectrum of materials. Program discussion will clarify what is Fracking, as well as its infrastructure. Additional discussion will explain what are the Greenhouse Gasses and their persistence in the environment. In addition, Dr. Ingraffea discusses what he and his colleagues around the country have researched--that is to create a plan to make each and every state Fully Renewable Energy driven! That model can be adapted for ANY state to make it ‘Fully Energy Independent’–while Creating Good Paying ‘State-Based’ Jobs in the Process. This ‘Clean Jobs’ and ‘Environmental Infrastructure’ Model can meet the Energy needs of each state––and once adapted, can bolster a state’s economy, create new jobs, and enhance quality of life. To learn more how Your State can become Fully Renewable Energy Driven, visit

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