CAFrackFacts engages with an expert panel of scientists, medical experts, decision-makers and community leaders to ensure that the information relayed to Californians around this very complex issue is both as accurate and current as possible.

In addition to guiding the fact-based, data-driven content housed on CAFrackFacts, our fracking experts are available for interviews and in-depth briefings on the practice and the impacts of fracking in California. To schedule a speaker, please email

Catherine Gautier

Catherine Gautier, PhD, is a climate change scientist and educator. She has authored over 200 publications spanning remote sensing of climate, modeling of clouds and aerosols impacts on climate, role of water and energy air-sea fluxes on climate and innovative approaches to teaching climate change science and actions. Read More


Jayni Foley Hein

Jayni Foley Hein is executive director of UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE). She works with diverse stakeholders in academia, law, business and the non‐profit sector to advance environmental and energy policy goals through research, collaboration and advocacy. Her recent blog posts cover subjects ranging from oil by rail to offshore frackingRead More

California fracking experts


Char Miller

Char Miller, PhD, is the director of the Environmental Analysis Program at Pomona College and the W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis. He is author of the award-winning Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism and Deep in the Heart of San Antonio: Land and Life in South TexasRead More

CharMiller California Fracking experts


Seth B. Shonkoff

Dr. Seth B. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH is the executive director of the energy science and policy organization, Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy (PSE), and a visiting scholar in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley. An environmental and public health scientist by training, he has many years of experience in water, air, climate, and population health research.

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