The luncheon panel was held Nov. 9, 2011 in Lansing, Mich.

The forum featured the following experts:

Hal Fitch was appointed Director of the Office of Geological Survey in 1996, where he oversees the regulation of oil, gas, mining and mineral well operations. He received a bachelor’s of science in geology from Michigan Tech in 1972 and began his career with the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver.

Karen Alderman Harbert is president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy. She received a bachelor’s degree in international policy studies from Rice University and is the former assistant secretary for policy and international affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Russ Harding, senior environmental analyst with the Mackinac Center, moderated.