Shale Gas from Poland to Pennsylvania

Dimiter Kenarov is a freelance journalist, poet, literary critic, translator – a writer, really. He was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria, studied in the United States (Middlebury College; University of California – Berkeley), and now lives on the road, but mostly in Istanbul, Turkey, where he shuttles back and forth between two continents.

"Shale Gas: From Poland to Pennsylvania," the Pulitzer Center's joint reporting initiative with Calkins Media, focuses on a commodity called "a game changer," promoted as a cleaner fossil alternative to coal and oil and cheered as the next step toward the American dream of energy independence. Poland is now Europe's center of shale gas. Like Pennsylvania, it embraces the promises and dangers of extraction. At the center of debate: hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and an associated largely unexplored question of global politics.

Pulitzer Center grantee Dimiter Kenarov, the freelance journalist behind the shale gas project for the Pulitzer Center, visits Ohio University on Monday, February 25th to discuss his recent reporting on this topic.

Published: Feb 25, 2013