What do your elected officials and state leaders believe is in our country's energy future--and what's in store for Pennsylvania? What economic and environmental considerations should they take into account in crafting smart state and national policy around natural gas fracking, a burgeoning industry in Pennsylvania? The Atlantic posed these questions and more to local candidates ahead of the 2014 midterm elections in November.
7:45 a.m. Guest Arrival and Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks
- Margaret Low Smith, Vice President, The Atlantic; President, AtlanticLIVE
8:35 a.m. Introductory Remarks
- Jack Gerard, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Petroleum Institute
8:40 a.m. One-on-One Interview
- The Honorable Ed Rendell, Former Governor, Pennsylvania; Co-Chair, Building America’s Future
- Interviewed by: David Graham, Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic
9:10 a.m. Panel Discussion
- Robert Eckle, Chairman, Pipeline and Gas Market Development Committee, Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association
- Michael Krancer, Chair, Energy Industry Team, BlankRome LLP; Former Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
- Kate Sinding, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
- Moderated by: Katie Colaneri, Reporter, StateImpact Pennsylvania and WHYY
10:00 a.m. One-on-One Interview
- The Honorable Mark Schweiker, Former Governor, Pennsylvania; Senior Vice President and Chief Relationship Officer, Renmatix
- Interviewed by: David Graham
10:30 a.m. Closing Remarks
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