Weather Conference Day 2

"Here we are. Day 2 of the AMS Broadcast Conference. I did a little checking and I saw there in beautiful NWFL the heat index was 100 degrees. Not to rub it in right now it is 54 degrees with a heat index of 54.

"Today is going to be an interesting day we are going to be talking about hydraulic fracturing. I am going to be taking a class. Hydraulic fracturing is kind of a controversial subject in which they extract natural gas deep from inside the earth. Some people say it can lead to earthquakes. With us being so close to the Gulf of Mexico and doing oil and gas exploration out there I wanted to gauge what exactly are our threats here in NWFL."

"We are going to be taking a look at the hydraulic fracturing process and that includes not only the hydraulic fracturing itself, but also the disposal of waste materials that are produced as part of that process. We are going to describe that process and earthquakes that are occurring across the nation and investigating and pointing out some of the issues and whether there is a relationship between the two," Dr. Robert M. Habiger, Geophysical Consultant, said.

"This conference room right now is obviously very quiet but this afternoon hopefully answer a lot of questions about hydraulic fracturing and the threats across the Gulf Coast as natural gas exploration increases across the Gulf of Mexico." --Chris Smith

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