Marianne_Walck_(sm)Marianne Walck, Director of Sandia’s Geoscience, Climate, and Consequence Effects Center, spoke on “Hydraulic Fracturing: The Role of Government-Sponsored R&D” as part of a session on “The Future of American Energy” at the 2013 Domenici Public Policy Conference, held in Las Cruces, New Mexico on September 18–19. Her presentation was part of a session titled “Pros and Cons of Fracking.”

The session was moderated by NMSU President Garrey Carruthers; also speaking was former Sandian Norm Warpinski, Technology Fellow at Pinnacle Technologies.

Following the two presentations, students from UNM, NMSU, and NMT asked questions regarding environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing and energy policy.