TUESDAY DECEMBER 7
OASIS DANCE CLUB – 1230 Danby Road, Ithaca-NY
7:00pm: Free Survival Latin Dance Lesson
8:00pm-11:00pm: Live Latin Jazz Concert and Dance with Jorge T. Cuevas & Caribe Jazz All-Stars. Danceable Latin Jazz at its Best: Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Bolero, Samba and Merengue.
DJ Michael Luis of Palante between and after sets: Salsa, Timba, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, Reggaeton and Cumbia
Party til 1:30am!
Public Education Forum Exploring Impacts of Gas Drilling with High
December 8 (6:30 pm) at the Trumansburg High School
In a continuing effort to assess presumed consequences of “fracking,” local residents, politicians and environmental groups will stage a free Public Educational Forum entitled, “Impacts of Gas Drilling with High Volume Hydrofracturing” on Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. at Trumansburg High School (off route 96).
The Forum will feature a faculty addressing diverse aspects of this complex problem:
- Louis Allstadt—Former Executive Vice President at
Mobil Oil Corp.
- Don Barber—Caroline Town Supervisor, Chairman of
the Tompkins County Council of Governments, local businessman and
owner of a dairy farm.
- Julie & Craig Sautner—Dimock, PA, residents
who have experienced first-hand water well contamination secondary
to the industrialized hydrofracking process.
- Helen Slottje, Esq.—Senior Attorney, Community
Environmental Defense Council (CEDC) Ithaca, NY.
- Sandra Steingraber, PhD —A local resident and
internationally renowned biologist and prize-winning author whose
major interest is the effects of environmental toxins on human
The forum will be moderated by Mary June King, a Trumansburg native and community pillar long involved in secondary school education. A Q&A session will follow the panelists’ presentations.
Sponsored by Ulysses Gas Drilling Advisory Board, Coalition to Protect New York,
and Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes
Additional documents available here.
November 23, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cathy Pedler – (814) 454-7523
Bill Belitskus – (814) 778-5173
Ryan Talbott – (503) 887-7845
Pennsylvania Department Of Environmental Protection Admits It Has No Authority To Permit Water Withdrawals For Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling In Western Pennsylvania
Nonetheless, DEP continues to encourage illegal water withdrawals
Continue reading D.E.P. Admits It Has No Authority To Permit Water Withdrawals
Water-Waste Truck, Elk State Forest, EOG Marcellus Shale gas well site
A Forum on the Effects of Gas Extraction on Recreation, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, etc., recorded November 1, 2010, Lansing Middle School Auditorium, Lansing, NY.
download episodes here
This program will be cablecast on Pegasys Public Access Channel 13 Time-Warner Ithaca Cable, schedule T.B.A. Continue reading VIDEO: Impact of Marcellus Shale Gas Development on Rivers, Streams and Forests
You’re cordially invited to attend a meet up at the Shaleshock Outreach Office on Tuesday, November 23rd. We’ll have snacks available this time, as well as space to brainstorm some movement strategy and check-in with various projects going on regionally. There’s a lot going on right now, and it’s critical that we share our perspectives and ideas as we move forward through the holidays on to 2011.
Tuesday, November 30th 6:00pm
above Autumn Leaves Books
115 E. Martin Luther King Street (the commons)
Ithaca, NY 14850
- Announcement And Updates
- Breakout discussions
- ShSh Outreach Office, improvements and changes
*add items to the agenda by e-mailing ryan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Register now for National People’s Oil & Gas Summit, Pittsburgh, Nov. 19-20 (Friday and Saturday)
The 2010 National People’s Oil & Gas Summit is being held in Pennsylvania, the heart of the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling boom.
Join us in Pittsburgh on November 19th and 20th and meet people affected by oil and gas drilling from across the US and Canada.
Learn about oil and gas impacts, toxics associated with drilling activities, how natural gas fits into the climate change debate, and how to protect yourself and your community.
Click here to register (or learn more) about the 2010 National People’s Oil & Gas Summit.
Presentations and Discussions will include…
- The BIG PICTURE – where are they drilling, why and who’s next?
- Natural gas, CLIMATE JUSTICE and PUBLIC HEALTH: life cycle impacts of gas
- Hydraulic FRACTURING: Full Disclosure, NO Exemptions
- To lease or not to LEASE; landowner and mineral owner rights
- CLIMATE CHANGE: Beyond coal, oil and gas: what is our ENERGY FUTURE?
- MEDIA: reforming the industry one blog, story, movie and wiki at a time
- Legislate, Litigate, AGITATE: lessons on organizing and civil disobedience
Lois Gibbs – environmental justice advocate, Love Canal activist, Executive Director, Center for Health, Environment and Justice * Dr. Theo Colburn – world renowned scientist, co-author of Our Stolen Future, President of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange * Wilma Subra – MacArthur Genius Award Winner, chemist, environmental advocate, President of Subra Company * Tony Ingraffea – Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University (invited) * Bill McKibben – author, journalist, environmentalist (invited) * Josh Fox – “Gasland” filmaker * Chris Cziksentmihalyi – Director, MIT Center for Future Civic Media * Abrahm Lustgarten – ProPublica investigative journalist (invited) * Andrew Nikiforuk – Canadian journalist and author * Mark Ruffalo – actor, FRACKING activist (invited) * Jim Fitzgerald – Professor of Sociology, Fort Lewis College, Colorado, gas-field activist * TXSharon –Texas OGAP Organizer and Blogger * John Fenton – affected landowner, Pavillion Wyoming * Wes Gillingham – Program Director, Catskill Mountainkeeper * Activists and citizens from Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Canada.
National People’s Summit.
(Friday and Saturday – all day speakers and workshops
You can register by calling 970-259-3353 and mailing check.
Conference rate at Raddison is $83 for 1, 2, 3 or 4 people. per night.
Links of interest:
9-30-10 adult diabetes correlated with air pollution
9-24-10 Steingraber: The Whole Fracking Enchilada”
9-13-10 video of Robt Howart, Cornell biogeochemist on fracking
Information for an Informed Citizenry
presentation by Cornell Professor Anthony Ingraffea,
Wednesday, November 10, 7pm, Danby Town Hall, 1830 Danby Road
Dr. Ingraffea is the Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, and his research focuses on simulation and testing of complex fracturing processes. He has been involved in many investigations of this issue with the National Science Foundation, the Gas Technology Institute, Schlumberger, and others, and has won several awards for his research. He has recently studied hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and has spoken on this process in many different venues.
This presentation is open to the public. Because of all the attention focused on Marcellus Shale gas drilling in the Southern Tier, and the need for residents to be very knowledgeable about it, we encourage anyone who wants to learn more about the science behind hydraulic fracturing to attend this presentation. If you have any questions about the presentation, please contact Kathy Halton at: email@example.com.