Lecture Kleinman Center Event

The Business Case for Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing


John Quigley
Senior Fellow, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy


Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Forum
220 S. 34th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Event Summary

The Kleinman Center is thrilled to host a lecture by Senior Fellow John Quigley examining the business case for sustainable fracking.

Sustainable natural gas development requires the industry to embrace innovation to develop fracturing technologies that eliminate the use of water and chemicals and development practices that reduce environmental impacts – and in the process capture a wide range of additional economic, social, and environmental benefits. The business case for sustainable shale gas development involves creating a way to fully recognize and account for all of the risks and costs of unconventional natural gas development, and to value water and other ecosystem services in that process. A bottom-line approach to sustainability can reconcile both society’s and industry’s goals and could propel advances in technology and best practices – and improve regulators’ ability to adequately respond to this rapidly evolving industry. Putting these principles into practice could minimize most of the current, much-debated risks of the unconventional oil and gas development. It would greatly support the natural gas industry’s social license to operate.

This event will be webcast. You can view the stream using the link below beginning at 5:30 pm on Monday, November 7th.

John Quigley

Senior Fellow, Kleinman Center
John Quigley is a senior fellow at the Kleinman Center and previously served on the Center’s Advisory Board. He served as Secretary of the PA Department of Environmental Protection and of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.