DALLAS, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chris Faulkner, Breitling Energy CEO, Chairman and author of "The Fracking Truth: America's Energy Revolution: The Inside, Untold Story" will discuss America's energy future with students at one of Chicago's largest High Schools tomorrow about how the technology of hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as "fracking" has changed America's oil and gas landscape.
Dianne Lebryk teaches Advance Placement Environmental Science at Lane Tech, one of Illinois largest schools with over 4,000 students. She began showing the movie "Gasland" to her classes when it came out in 2011 and adopted an initially negative perspective toward fracking, mostly based on the movie's biased argument and sensational images. Also, there was no viable counter-point perspective to the claims in Gasland, many of which have been proven inaccurate by organizations like the Colorado Oil and Gas Association and others. Mrs. Lebryk discovered Chris Faulkner's book when it was made available to teachers nationwide last year.
She discussed its staunch defense of fracking and American energy independence with her husband during a trip from Chicago to Phoenix in the couple's new all-electric Tesla, and Faulkner's arguments made sense. She then introduced "The Fracking Truth" to her classes, who have been studying and discussing the issues chapter-by-chapter. After completing the text, Mrs. Lebryk invited Chris Faulkner to address the students via Skype, but he was so honored by the story that he opted to fly to Chicago to meet the teacher and students in person.
"I'm excited to meet Dianne Lebryk and her class. This is a classic example of exactly why I wrote the book – to teach people the truth, not only about fracking and it's safety record since 1947, but to help people stop and think how vital fossil fuels are to our world," Faulkner said. I couldn't fly there and meet them if it weren't for jet fuel. We couldn't even do Skype without petroleum derivatives either, so it makes you stop and think about what it means when people like Josh Fox demonize the very thing that empowers all of our lives."
Following the class discussion, Chris Faulkner will be available to the students for a brief book signing and local media is welcome.
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