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The Calvert Library Prince Frederick will host a conversation about “fracking” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. The conversation will be kicked off by participants with various viewpoints and then opened to the audience to share their concerns, questions and thoughts about the process of natural gas hydraulic fracturing and its impact for Southern Maryland.

Guests that have already RSVP’d include Emily Wurth, a Food & Water Watch representative; Del. Shane Robinson (D-Montgomery), a representative pushing for a formal ban on fracking in Maryland; Douglas Duncan, a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey; and Steve Everly, a spokesman from the Energy In Depth campaign launched by the Independent Petroleum Association of America, which is focused on public education about developing onshore energy in the U.S., according to a press release.

This conversation is part of Calvert Library’s Civil Discourse series, which has been going on for several years as a partnership with the Calvert Community Mediation Center, All Saints Episcopal Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Southern Maryland and other active, engaged citizens interested in discussing and learning more about controversial topics that impact the community, the release states. This conversation has further collaboration from Patuxent Riverkeeper, St. Mary’s Watershed Association and the Tidewater Land Trust.

For more information, call 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862, or go to calvert.lib.md.us.