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ELEEP Virtual Discussion on Citizen Monitoring of Fracking Activities

This ELEEP Virtual Discussion took place on July 26, 2016 and dealt with the topic of "citizen monitoring of fracking activities".The discussion included presentations by Sister Elizabeth Riebschlaeger, an environmental advocate in the Eagle Ford Shale basin of Texas, Samantha Rubright from the organization FracTracker Alliance, as well as input from Zachariah L. Hildenbrand from the organization Inform Environmental, LLC. The video and slides below highlight some of the challenges facing communities impacted by fracking activity and the potential for citizen monitoring of fracking through innovative technologies. The event was moderated by Max Gruenig, President of Ecologic Institute US.

Lessons from Texas on the US Energy Transition

The second study tour of the 2015-2016 ELEEP Fellowship Class took place from 22 until 26 February 2016. On the study tour 16 ELEEP Members visited numerous cities in the state of Texas to explore the driving forces of the US energy transition. Key themes of the tour included wind and solar development, power markets and hydraulic fracturing.