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An increasing number of oil companies say they are exploring hydraulic fracturing in Nevada to find oil. "Fracking," as it is commonly known, involves blasting water, sand and chemicals into the ground to break rock formations which release oil and gas deposits. The process is controversial. Some evidence has suggested it could contaminate ground water. Is it a good option for Nevada? Or should we invest more in renewable options? Experts from the oil and gas industry and the renewable energy industry will debate that tonight at an event sponsored by the World Affairs Council. We'll talk with an oil and gas expert about Nevada's energy potential and the global debate over climate change and renewable energy.
Rayola Dougher, Senior Economic Advisor, American Petroleum Institute