|When:||View in Calendar » June 6, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm|
|Where:||Calvary United Methodist Church, 3505 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal,NY 13850, USA|
|Tags:||Cavalry United Methodist Church Chip Northrup gas drilling Sandra Steingraber upcoming event VeRSE|
What: Educational public forum on gas drilling with question and answer session
When: Wednesday, June 6th at 7 p.m.
Where: Calvary United Methodist Church, 3505 Vestal Parkway East, near Meadowbrook Lane (VeRSE event not endorsed by Calvary Church)
Who: Dr. Sandra Steingraber and Chip Northrup
Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., biologist, author, and recipient of the 2011 Heinz Award for her work on environmental health. Steingraber donated the $100,000 prize money to the fight against fracking in New York State and so convened the statewide coalition, New Yorkers Against Fracking.
Steingraber will be discussing the toxic effects of fracking chemicals on children, the elderly and the general population.
Autographed copies of Steingraber’s award-winning book, RAISING ELIJAH, will be available for sale. She is also the author of the trail-blazing book LIVING DOWNSTREAM.Chip Northrup, MBA Wharton, a 30-year private investor in drilling rigs and oil and gas projects (and former gas company manager), is a whistle blower on the gas industry’s not-so-secret tricks.He will address the pros and cons of gas drilling on Vestal and its residents . Will we be protected by the Department of Environmental Conservation?”It’s imperative that Vestal residents be made aware of the dangers they face if gas drilling is allowed here,” says Sue Rapp, co-founding member of VeRSE.”This evening promises to be both informative and entertaining. Our speakers bring a wealth of information that everyone will benefit from hearing. There will be a question and answer period so our audience can get the facts.”VeRSE has collected over 1,700 petition signatures for a temporary ban on fracking in Vestal.The event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by Citizen Action of New York, New Yorkers Against Fracking, Susquehanna Group of the Sierra Club, Town of Union Citizens Against Fracking, RAFT, and City of Binghamton Against Fracking.Doors open at 6:30. Refreshments.
EDITORS: Learn more about Sandra Steingraber at http://
steingraber.com/. See a presentation by Chip Northrup at http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=JzJTMjYQPmQ. Learn more about gas drilling at the local level at http://www.capitaltonight. com/2011/11/fracking-/ opponents-include-oil- industry-veteran/
For interview requests, please contact Sue Rapp, 607-743-4536.
*Calvary United Methodist Church is not associated with any of the sponsors.*