Financial analyst to present "Shale Gas: Panacea or Shell Game?" Nov 15 at Clarkson
Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 7:08 am

POTSDAM -- Financial analyst Deborah Rogers will present "Shale Gas: Panacea or Shell Game?" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Barben Rooms, Cheel Arena, Clarkson University. Rogers has served on the advisory council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas since 2008.

Rogers was appointed in 2011 by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to a task force reviewing placement of air monitors in the Barnett Shale region in light of air quality concerns brought about by natural gas operations in North Texas. She joined a regional steering committee for the Oil and Gas Accountability Project (OGAP) in 2011 with responsibility for economic questions.

Rogers got involved in natural gas when she learned that an energy company planned 12 high impact wells next to her property, Deborah's Farmstead, a nationally recognized artisanal cheese-making dairy. Her website, Energy Policy Forum (, discusses the complex problems inherent in shale gas.

In September, New York State issued a second draft generic environmental impact statement, along with proposed regulations to guide hydro-fracturing drilling in New York. The comment period is still open.