The sun rises over an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 24, 2014 near Lost Hills, Calif.
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An interactive discussion about the environment

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Join msnbc.com Executive Editor Richard Wolffe and a panel of environmental experts for a thoughtful discussion about conserving our natural resources Wednesday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. ET. We’ll be airing the conversation live, right here on msnbc.com – and we want you to be a part of it!

Wednesday’s event is the official kickoff of msnbc’s The Great Debate series powered by Microsoft and its Bing Pulse audience voting technology. It’ll be a fully interactive experience and your involvement is just as valuable as our in-person panelists’ and attendees. Throughout the discussion, you will have opportunities to voice your opinion via live polls. This is your chance to hear from intelligent environmentalists and business leaders who could make a difference —and make your voice heard.

The conversation will cover a broad scope of environmental issues and policy. We’ll be sure to touch on:

  • Sustainable, responsible development of natural resources
  • The harmful effects of droughts and the 35 states facing water shortages
  • Colorado as a model for the nation when it comes to reducing CO2 emissions
  • The best approaches to meeting the new EPA regulations 
  • And much more…

Our panelists today:

Charles Davidson, Chairman and CEO, Noble Energy Inc.
 Bob Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Bill Ritter Jr., Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, Former Governor, State of Colorado
 Karen Ross, Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Bruce Valdez, Executive Director, Southern Ute Indian Tribe Growth Fund

Be sure to tune in Wednesday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. ET to be a critical part of the first ever msnbc live debate experience

Climate Change, Colorado, Environment, Environmental Policy, EPA and Fracking

An interactive discussion about the environment

Updated