FULL COMMITTEE HEARING: Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies

June 19, 2012
10:00 AM
SD-366 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building,

The purpose of this hearing is to receive testimony on the potential for induced seismicity from energy technologies, including carbon capture and storage, enhanced geothermal systems, production from gas shales, and enhanced oil recovery.

The hearing will be webcast live on the Committee's website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing is complete. Witnesses’ testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.

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Witness Panel 1

  • Dr. Murray Hitzman

    Charles F. Fogarty Professor of Economic Geology
    Department of Geology and Geological Engineering Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
  • Dr. William Leith

    Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake & Geologic Hazards
    U.S. Geological Survey
  • Ms. Susan Petty

    President and Chief Technology Officer
    Altarock Energy, Inc, Seattle, WA
  • Dr. Mark D. Zoback

    Benjamin M. Page Professor, Department of Geophysics
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA