Hydrofracking as Seen through the Lens of Public Health

When: View in Calendar » May 9, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Panara Theatre on the RIT Campus
Cost: Free, handicap accessible, and ASL interpreted.
Categories: Monroe
Tags: antifracking David Kowalski David O. Carpenter Fracking gas drilling health hydrofracking Panara Theater public education R-CAUSE RIT SEAL Sierra Club St. Monica's Creation Stewards The Interfaith Alliance of Rochester

R-CAUSE invites you to attend this Public Educational Forum

Dr. David O. Carpenter:
Public health physician and Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany. He is also Professor of Environmental Health Sciences within the School of Public Health at the University at Albany. He previously served as Director of the Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research of the NYS Department of Health.
David Kowalski, Ph.D.:
Professor Emeritus at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Graduate Division of the University at Buffalo. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of UB CLEAR (Coalition for Leading Ethically in Academic Research).
*Panara Theatre is in LBJ Hall (Bldg 060) on the RIT campus. 
Closest parking lots are L and K.
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Gas Lease Legal Workshop Planned for Deposit Area

When: View in Calendar » May 6, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Deposit Central School auditorium, Deposit, NY, USA
Categories: Delaware
Tags: community educational workshop Fracking gas drilling gas lease insurance lease termination legal rights property real estate Sanford-Oquaga Area Concerned Citizens

Did you sign a gas lease before you knew the risks?  So did some of your fellow community members.

The Sanford-Oquaga Area Concerned Citizens (S-OACC) is  sponsoring an educational workshop to inform you of your legal rights concerning lease termination, force majeure, insurance, and real estate implications should you chose to sell your property.

Shale Gas Drilling, Human Health, and the Environment – Public Hearing in Harrisburg

When: View in Calendar » May 2, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Where: Minority Caucus Room (Room 418, Main Capitol building), Harrisburg PA
Categories: Interstate
Tags: air Fracking gas drilling Greg Vitali House Democratic Policy Committee public disclosure public health public hearing shale gas water
What:  Public Hearing of the House Democratic Policy Committee
When: Thursday, May 2, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Where:  Minority Caucus Room (Room 418, Main Capitol building), Harrisburg PA

State Representative Greg Vitali will host a hearing of the House Democratic Policy Committee in Harrisburg on Thursday, May 2nd  on shale gas development in Pennsylvania.

The hearing will be broken down into four panels: Air issues, water issues, public health/public disclosure, and surface issues.

The hearing is focused on what to do with regards to drilling in those communities where it is already happening.


Delaware County Planning Board Meeting

When: View in Calendar » May 1, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Page Avenue & Gallant Avenue, Delhi,NY 13753, USA
Contact: (607) 746-2944
Categories: Delaware
Tags: Delaware County Planning Board Fracking gas drilling

Even if you do not live in Delaware County- the decisions this board makes will affect you!

The Delaware County Planning Board Meeting is making decisions for all of Delaware County (and affecting the neighboring area).  So far they have had a free run with no public scrutiny or intervention. Advisors Shelly Johnson and Nicole Franchazi are PRO-GAS, and are doing everything they can to push for pipelines and fracking to come to Delaware Co. So if we want to protect our towns we must keep an eye on what they’re planning for our area.

Please attend!

Seneca Lake Gas Free Flotilla Planning Meeting

When: View in Calendar » April 14, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Watkins Glen State Park South Entrance stone pavilion
Contact: peteangie5342@yahoo.com
Categories: Schuyler
Tags: action Flotilla Fracking hydrofracking Seneca Lake Gas Free Watkins Glen State Park
What is the Flotilla? A waterborne march on Seneca Lake this summer to protest the planned LPG facility and fracking. Take a stand in the seat of your boat! Want to learn more, or be a part of the action? Come to the Initial Planning Meeting on April 14th at 4pm, Watkins Glen State Park South Entrance stone pavilion, followed by a trip to the Rooster Fish for those interested.
RSVP appreciated but not necessary to peteangie5342@yahoo.com


A Free Educational Forum: Impacts of Gas Drilling On Human and Animal Health

When: View in Calendar » April 16, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Unitarian Church, 306 North Aurora Street, Ithaca,NY 14850, USA
Categories: Tompkins
Tags: Adam Law animal children Educational Forum First Unitarian Social Justice Council Fracking gas drilling health hydrofracking Michelle Bamberger Robert Oswald Tompkins County Council of Governments
Why animals and children make good sentinels for human health
·      Michelle Bamberger, DVM
·      Robert Oswald, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University
Summary of the 3 health studies cited by the NYS Commissioner of Health
·      Adam Law, MD, Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy


Sponsored by: TCCOG (Tompkins County Council of Governments)
Co-sponsored by the First Unitarian Social Justice Council

To Frack or Not to Frack: That is the Question

When: View in Calendar » April 9, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Grace Episcopal Church, Back Entrance, 375 West Church Street, Elmira,NY 14905, USA
Contact: ctb13@cornell.edu
Categories: Chemung
Tags: Elmira frack Fracking gas drilling hydrofracking

Decisions related to fracking should be considered with the safety and well-being of Elmira and surrounding area residents in mind. We encourage you to attend this key presentation to hear leading experts discuss the economic, health, environment, and socio-cultural effects that the gas industry has on communities. Those who attend will have an opportunity to address questions and concerns directly to the presenters. The forum offers a rare opportunity for Elmira and area residents, elected officials, and spiritual leaders to become more informed so that they can better answer the question for themselves: To frack or not to frack. 

RSVP to ctb13@cornell.edu



Fracking and the Future of Global Energy: Golden Age or Dark Age?

When: View in Calendar » April 4, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Abby and Paul Milstein Auditiorium, Milstein Hall, Cornell University
Categories: Tompkins
Tags: Cornell energy Fracking gas drilling Marcellus shale Seamus McGraw sustainability Tom Wilbur

As the debate about extracting natural gas from the Marcellus Shale continues, Tom Wilber, author of Under the Surface, and Seamus McGraw, author of End of Country, will offer their perspectives as writers tracking the issue at regional, national, and international levels. Led by moderator, Professor Wendy Wolford of the Atkinson Center, Wilber and McGraw will discuss their ongoing coverage of the ever-changing situation regarding shale gas development in the Twin Tier region, and they will consider our regional situation in the larger context of our global energy future. Professor Jeff Tester of the Atkinson Center will introduce the speakers.

Co-sponsored by the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and Cornell University Press.

PAUSE (People Advocating the Use of Sustainable Energy) to screen documentary Triple Divide

When: View in Calendar » March 18, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Newfield Firehall, 77 Main Street, Newfield,NY 14867, USA
Cost: Free & Open to the public
Categories: Tompkins
Tags: documentary environmental destruction Fracking hydrofracking Newfield PAUSE Public Herald shale gas Triple Divide
Triple Divide is a documentary film on shale gas development via fracking
As always, this latest Newfield Community Conversation is free and open to the public.
Following the screening, there will be a discussion with the filmmakers (via Skype) and with several residents of Bradford County, PA who have experienced living with shale gas drilling. As always, this latest Newfield Community Conversation is free and open to the public.
Triple Divide is the work of Public Herald, a Pennsylvania-based non-profit dedicated to investigative journalism in the public interest. The film is the outcome of an 18-month investigation into a range of recurring impacts of shale gas development, including contaminated water, air, and land; intimidation and harassment; loss of property, investments, and standard of living; community disruption; destruction of the public trust; illness; fragmentation of Pennsylvania’s last stands of core forest; and lack of protection over basic human rights.
Through personal stories, experts, and case files of public documents, Triple Divide tells a cautionary tale about the consequences of shale gas development by way of fracking. The film calls into question the effectiveness of regulation of the gas industry, as it reveals the failure of Pennsylvania’s regulations to protect the public and the environment, and the failure of natural gas companies to prevent real and immediate dangers, whether or not they’re in compliance with regulations.
If you have family, friends or neighbors who are still either disengaged or undecided on the issue of shale gas drilling in New York, this film is a good tool for raising their awareness, as it is quite sober in tone, no gimmicks, etc.
The post-film discussion should be quite interesting even for the best-informed among us, and we hope many of you will be able to attend.

Rally in Support of the Town of Avon and Home Rule

When: View in Calendar » February 4, 2013 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Where: Front Lawn of Livingston County Courthouse, Main Street, Geneseo,NY 14454, USA
Contact: Zora@nyagainstfracking.org
Categories: Livingston
Tags: antifracking Frack Free Genesee Fracking gas drilling gas industry hydrofracking Lenape Resources moratorium New Yorkers Against Fracking rally Town of Avon
Join Frack Free Genesee and New Yorkers Against Fracking in support of the right of the Town of Avon and any other town in New York to make their own decisions regarding natural gas drilling and other forms of resource extraction in their area!
We will be hosting a rally and press conference on the lawn in front of the court house. Speakers will be highlighting the ways in which they have been or would be affected by the introduction of HVHF to their local areas.
Peaceful gathering, local speakers and theatrical shenanigans.
Event happening simultaneously with important court hearing: Lenape Resources vs Town of Avon in Courthouse Chambers. 
“The citizens of NYS WILL NOT be bullied by the Goliaths of the Gas Industry!”
We are many and we stand in solidarity!
Background: The Town of Avon is being sued over their passage of a moratorium on High Volume Hydraulic Fracking (HVHF). More information on the case here:
and here: