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Symposium on Fracking

21 Nov 2014 - 15:00

New Leaves (Small)

Prof Jan Glazewski of IMEL, in collaboration with UCT's Shale Gas Working Group, held a successful Symposium on fracking on 24 October 2014. The purpose of the Symposium was to gather together the authors of a proposed inter-disciplinary book provisionally titled 'Shale Gas Mining/ Fracking in the Karoo: Critical Perspectives'. More specifically, the idea was to determine the content, format and underlying thread of the book. Because of great interest in the topic, the Symposium was expanded to include a number of other delegates including three authorities from abroad all of whom presented papers on fracking in their respective countries, including: Prof Melissa Powers (Lewis & Clark Law School, USA); Prof Lindsay (Bremner University of Westminster, UK); and Adjunct Prof Dorota Rucinska (University of Warsaw, Poland). The Symposium proceedings are available here.