“Gas Drilling: Stories from the Front Line” will be held in the Broome Community College Cafeteria in Binghamton. This event is sponsored by BRSC (Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition) with co-sponsors Shaleshock and Citizen’s Energy Alliance. Line-up includes Theo Colborn calling in, Ron Gula from PA (a farmer who delivers warnings about leasing/contaminations from personal experience), and a rep from Shaleshock. FREE admission.
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The Newest Gold Rush: The Frenzy for Natural Gas Threatens New York’s Water by Adam Federman, Earth Island Journal, on Alternet:
In New York, even though the drilling hasn’t begun, the battle lines have been drawn. Environmental organizations have been forced to play catch up; to educate the public about a drilling process that has not been widely used in this part of the country; and to argue against drilling, at a time of unparalleled economic distress and budget shortfalls, in what may be the largest natural gas reservoir in the nation. And they’re also up against the oil and gas companies. “We’ve never seen the circus come to town before,” says Bruce Ferguson, a member of Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy who lives in Sullivan County.
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Lunch, discussion, dinner, music and camping by Buttermilk Falls. Hiking on Sunday morning. Some potential discussion topics are “What is your role?”, Natural Gas and the Big Picture, Approaches to Action, Supporting Each Other, Next Steps…
Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca, NY
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Saturday, June 13
Noon – casual picnic lunch – bring your own food and some to share
3 pm – discussion groups
6:30 pm – cookout – bring your own food and some to share – wood for the fire will be provided.
9 pm – music and campfire
Overnight Campout – Spend the night under the stars– bring your tent and sleeping bag—campsite rentals are $19, up to seven people at each site. Be sure to bring a few dollars if you plan to camp.
Sunday, June 14
9 am – morning hike
Come on down!
Photo by Nicholas_T
Check out this 2-page PDF showing the economic risks and trade-offs associated with drilling the Marcellus Shale for natural gas: What’s at Risk?