At Goldwin Smith Hall 132 (Hollis E Cornell Auditorium), Cornell Campus. RSVP on Facebook.
Walter Hang, Toxics Targeting
Lisa Wright and Ryan Clover, Shaleshock Citizens Action Alliance
Walter Hang is President of Toxics Targeting, an environmental database firm in Ithaca, New York. He is the leading authority on environmental, toxicity, and public health issues related to Marcellus Shale gas drilling and the controversial drilling technique known as “hydrofracking” (short for horizontal chemical-laden hydraulic fracturing of shale where natural gas is contained). Many concerned citizens are asking: Does it make sense to contaminate essential resources such as water and soil in order to extract one resource – natural gas? Are we to drill first and ask questions later? Walter Hang will address these issues. He will use multimedia presentation to discuss the history of gas drilling in New York State and summarize findings on gas drilling pollution and environmental protection.
Lisa Wright and Ryan Clover are leading organizers of Shaleshock Citizens Action Alliance, a grassroots group of Finger Lakes residents seeking to protect regional communities and the environment from natural gas exploitation in the Marcellus Shale. They will discuss the environmental justice response to hydrofracking. They will provide you with opportunities to become involved.
VIDEO: DEMOCRACY NOW! INTERVIEW with WALTER HANG: Watch See this very informative interview with Walter Hang by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! National Public Radio, November 10 2009.
Sponsors: Palante (Proyecto Palante and Palante Salsa en Rueda Dance Troupe), Shaleshock Citizens Action Alliance, Kyoto Now, New World Agriculture and Ecology Group. Event financed in party by Graduate and Professional Student Assembly.