“The Environmental and Economic Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing”

Isaac Orr is a research fellow at The Heartland Institute. He previously worked as a research analyst and writer in the office of Wisconsin State Senator Frank Lasee, and prior to that interned with the Rancher’s Cattleman Action Legal Fund. He graduated in 2010 with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a bachelors of arts degree in political science with a minor in geology. In addition to the Heartland Policy Study mentioned earlier, he has written letters to the editor and op-eds that have been published in USA Today, The Houston Chronicle, The Washington Times and The Hill,  and online at American Thinker and Human Events. He was also the author of article “Frac Sand Study Lots of Scare, Little Science,” published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in October of 2014. He has recorded more than a dozen podcasts on energy and environment topics for Heartland, available now on Heartland’s YouTube channel at HeartlandTube. Orr writes, “I grew up on a dairy farm, and I want to preserve rural America, and rural American values. Along with agriculture, I am fascinated by geology, mining, groundwater, and other environmental issues.”

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