Rapid Production Briefing Service

Get the Hard Facts You Need to Protect Your Community

Concerns about human health and environmental impacts should be enough to prevent our communities from being overrun  by fracking.

But we know that promises of long-term jobs, economic sustainability, and energy independence, and are driving the decisions to invite harmful industries in your community.

But is it even true? Are claims about a long-term  “shale revolution” even real?

Are you confronting policymakers, community members and local media repeating industry promises of jobs, riches and boundless local boom-town development?

Does it seem like everyone is enthralled with riches that are supposed to come with oil and gas development?

You need an expert to help you lay out the costs, risk, and financial folly of pursuing community development through fracking. Apply today to get consultation for your specific community.

There are real economic risks with speculation and oil and gas development. Get real numbers from someone outside the industry. Halt the Harm Network and Post Carbon Institute are piloting a new briefing service to help a few selected leaders more quickly get their hands around the economic arguments against gas development and fracking.


Post Carbon Webinar

How Long Will the Shale Revolution Last?

Learn about the ways industry over-estimates production potential of shale oil and gas development. These industry projections are the driving force behind bad environmental policy, bad infrastructure, and false promises of economic growth and security.

Register for the webinar with geoscientist David Hughes, Post Carbon Institute Fellow, and consultant for eligible Halt the Harm Network leaders (application below).

Apply for Rapid Production Briefing Service with David Hughes, Geoscientist and Fellow at Post Carbon Institute

Complete the application below to explain your situation, where you live, what industry projects are proposed in your area. Get the help you need to:

  • Focus your talking points for media and community members
  • Sharpen your communication efforts
  • Understand details such as water consumption amounts by well and by county
  • Gain expert insight into understanding truck traffic, noise, road wear and tear, accidents, and other related risks that can be quantified and estimated
  • Develop visuals that help tell the story, specific to your county
  • Fact check the projections by companies looking to exploit the resources in your region

Fall 2019 Application Deadline: September 6th

David Hughes, fellow at Post Carbon Institute

About David Hughes

David Hughes is an earth scientist who has studied the energy resources of Canada for four decades, including 32 years with the Geological Survey of Canada as a scientist and research manager. Hughes has researched, published and lectured widely on global energy and sustainability issues in North America and internationally. His work with Post Carbon Institute includes a series of papers (2011) on the challenges of natural gas being a "bridge fuel" from coal to renewables; Drill, Baby, Drill (2013), which took a far-ranging look at the prospects for various unconventional fuels in the United States; Drilling California (2013), which critically examined the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) estimates of technically recoverable tight oil in the Monterey Shale, which the EIA claimed constituted two-thirds of U.S. tight oil (the EIA subsequently wrote down its resource estimate for the Monterey by 96%); Drilling Deeper (2014), which challenged the U.S. Department of Energy’s expectation of long-term domestic oil and natural gas abundance with an in-depth assessment of all drilling and production data from the major shale plays through mid-2014; and Shale Reality Check: Drilling Into the U.S. Government’s Rosy Projections for Shale Gas & Tight Oil Production Through 2050 (in 2018).

Separately from Post Carbon, Hughes authored A Clear View of BC LNG in 2015, which examined the issues surrounding a proposed massive scale-up of shale gas production in British Columbia for LNG export, Can Canada increase oil and gas production, build pipelines and meet its climate commitments? in 2016, which examined the issues surrounding climate change and new export pipelines, and Canada’s Energy Outlook: Current realities and implications for a carbon-constrained future in 2018.


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