The Maryland Humanities Council in partnership with Frostburg State University and the Palace Theatre will present a moderated discussion, “Natural Gas and Our Future,” Wednesday, March 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Palace Theatre at 31 E. Main St. in Frostburg. The event is free and open to the public, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, go to www.mdhc.org.
The discussion will feature Gregory Wrightstone, director of geology for Pittsburgh-based Texas Keystone Inc. and the president of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and Josh Fox, director of the Oscar-nominated film “Gasland.” Roger Wolf, professor emeritus at the University of Maryland School of Law and former director of the Maryland School of Law’s Center for Dispute Resolution, will moderate the discussion.
As the debate about domestic energy rages on, communities such as those in Western Maryland are left to decide whether or not oil, gas, wind and coal companies looking to drill, mine or build across the country represent potential benefits or risks. The March 2 forum will allow those interested in the issue of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” to ask questions of the panelists and engage in a discussion to help inform their decisions about the future of the community.
This event is a part of the Maryland Humanities Council’s new initiative, Practicing Democracy: Seeking Common Ground. Practicing Democracy brings Marylanders together for a series of forums, workshops and events that provide opportunities for people with divergent opinions and perspectives to engage in respectful and effective civic dialogue.
For more information, contact Beth Barbush at 410-322-7080 or email@example.com, or Andrea Lewis at 410-685-6161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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