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Dinner & History Presentation - Fracking - July 7 - Hartsel Fire Station

South Park and Fracking by John Rakowski

Fracking. This term has quickly become a common household word. But how many of us really know what it means? Let alone how the process affects a person’s everyday life.

Retired geologist, John Rakowski, will talk about what the process of fracking is as well as its impact on both the environment and society at the next Dinner and History Presentation on July 7.

John will speak on the evolution of “fracking” from post-Civil War times to the present. He will discuss the advantages of horizontal drilling and fracking as well as the downsides of the two processes. John will also discuss how horizontal drilling and fracking impacts our energy bills.

John has a degree in geology and has worked as an exploration and exploitation geologist in the oil and gas industry for over 40 years. His profession has taken him to locations throughout the U.S. and several countries overseas. John is a member of the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists and the Division of Professional Affairs of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and is also a member of Professional Geological Societies in the Rockies and Gulf Coast.
The Park County Historical Society invites you to learn more about fracking, the environment.

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