SGGC to host Author Daniel Raimi

The Shale Gas Governance Center will host guest speaker Daniel Raimi at Noon, Wed., Feb. 28 in Wesley Posvar Hall, room 3911. During his talk, Mr. Raimi will discuss his recently released book, The Fracking DebateMr. Raimi is a senior research associate for Resources for the Future.

From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Raimi traveled to every major oil and gas producing region of the United States to investigate the local impacts of increased domestic production. Along the way, he met hundreds of people and gathered dozens of stories from the oilfield. The Fracking Debate combines these stories with an in-depth and accessible examination of the current state of research on the most commonly asked questions related to fracking and oil and gas development more broadly. The Fracking Debate provides answers for anyone interested in the big questions of the shale revolution, and the tools to understand future developments and controversies.  


Daniel Raimi works on a range of energy policy issues with a focus on oil and gas systems, natural resource taxation, electricity systems, and climate change. He is particularly interested in the long-term implications of domestic oil and gas development for local communities, state governments, and federal climate policy. Between 2012 and 2015, he visited every major onshore oil and gas play in the United States, and in 2017 will publish a book based on those travels that examines key oil and gas policy issues.

Raimi received his master’s degree in public policy from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and his bachelor’s degree in music from Wesleyan University. He has published in academic journals including Science, Environmental Science and Technology, and the Journal of Economic Perspectives; popular outlets including the New Republic, Newsweek, and Fortune; and presented his research for policymakers, industry, and other stakeholders around the United States and internationally.


Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3601 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260