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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Saturday, September 29 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Frack Nation

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The authors of two new books about hydraulic fracturing on the good and bad of this century’s energy boom.

Moderators
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Russell Gold

Senior Energy Reporter for the Wall Street Journal
Gold has been a reporter in Texas for The Wall Street Journal since 2000. He covers fracking and the U.S. energy industry and is the author of the book “The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World.” Gold has previously worked for the San... Read More →

Speakers
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Eliza Griswold

Author and Contributor for The New Yorker
Griswold is a poet and journalist whose reporting focuses on the Middle East. She is the author of the “The Tenth Parallel,” a book about the intersection of Islam and Christianity in Africa and Asia, and “Amity and Prosperity,” which covers fracking and the energy boom in... Read More →
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Bethany McLean

Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair
McLean has been a contributing editor at Vanity Fair since 2008. She was previously a reporter and editor-at-large for Fortune Magazine. She is the co-author of “Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron” and the author of “Saudi America: The Truth... Read More →