From Professor Henry (Jake) Jacoby, Ph.D, MIT

My topic, the explosion in recent years in the use of hydraulic fracking in oil and gas development, is highly controversial. The Forum participants were both interested in the details of the technology and passionate in their questioning of its economic and environmental effects. It was a rare opportunity to explore these issues with such a diverse, well-informed and lively group.  Clearly the Walden Forum makes a vital contribution to community discussion of public issues, and I am very pleased to have had a chance to play a role.”