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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Future Oil/Gas Drilling Along the Coast?


Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Program Starts: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM

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Place: Seymour Center
100 McAllister Way

Ken Norris Memorial Lecture:

Oil and Gas Development Off California's Coast--Is More in Our Future?

A Moderated Discussion with the Experts

Tuesday, November 13, 2018,

7-8:30 PM • FREE

The Seymour Center will host a lively and informative panel discussion about the possibility of further oil and gas development off California's coast.

Last January, the Interior Department announced its intention to allow drilling in nearly all U.S. waters, the largest expansion of offshore oil and gas leasing ever proposed by the federal government.

This would include nearly every coastline in the nation, putting regions that were long off limits to oil and gas development back on the table. While it's unlikely that drilling would ever be allowed in the Monterey Bay, production anywhere along California's coast is risky. From additional tanker traffic to an actual spill in neighboring waters, potential hazards abound.

Is there oil and gas off our coast? Where is it and how much is there? How feasible is production along California's coast today? Who makes the final decisions? Join us to drill deeper into the science and policy of offshore oil and gas production along California's coast with our expert panel.

The Panel

Bill Douros, West Coast Regional Director, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Kaitilin Gaffney, Ocean, Coast, and Fisheries Director, Resource Legacy Fund

Gary Griggs, Earth Sciences Distinguished Professor, UC Santa Cruz

Moderated by Kate Roberts, President, Monterey Bay Economic Partnership

Hosted by Pete Raimondi, Institute of Marine Sciences Director, UC Santa Cruz

Sponsored by Naomi Kirschenbaum

The Ken Norris Memorial Lecture is free. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served.

• No late seating (no entry after 7:00 PM)

• Doors open to the lecture hall at 6:30 PM

• Seymour Center opens to the public with lecture passes available at 6:00 PM

Lecture passes are available at the admissions counter at 12:30 PM.

Seating is limited and first-come, first-served. No late seating.

Lectures include time for a few questions at the end. Science Sunday is free with admission, and always free for members. Recommended for ages 10 and older.

Free ADMISSION for Seymour Center Members and UC Santa Cruz Undergraduates with valid Student ID.

Contact Information:
Phone: (831) 459-3800
Admission: No Charge