Shaleshock 101 training – Organizing Against Fracking
We’re getting ready, and this workshop is catch up for anyone who would like to learn more about the Shaleshock model & the movement against fracking. Come learn some strategy & organizing tools, and get informed about upcoming trainings and actions to protect our community & environment from exploitative industries.Sunday, February 3rd 2:00pm — 4:00pm at the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca Annex: 208 E. Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Sponsored by the Tompkins County Health Care Task Force & the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Church.
We WILL take action to defend our communities.
Citizens’ Community Forum on Hydro-Fracking (Media Release)
Wednesday February 10, 2010 7:00 – 9:00pm
Nottingham High School
3100 East Genesee St.
Syracuse, New York
Over 12,000 citizens and organizations wrote comments on the dSGEIS to NYS DEC.
Untallied thousands wrote letters, made phone calls and signed petitions to NYS DEC, Governor David Paterson and government representatives opposing hydro-fracking.
There were no formal DEC Public Hearings on the dSGEIS in Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo and Utica.
Hundreds of farmers and other land owners have leased their land to gas companies without being informed of the use of hydro-fracking technology and its severe consequences.
There is a growing grassroots movement across NYS and the nation to ban hydro-fracking.
Within this context, citizens are creating a Citizens’ Community Forum on Hydro-Fracking.
We have invited a variety of local through federal representatives.
Confirmed Participants (as of January 27th) are:
· Lee Macbeth, Syracuse Watershed Control Coordinator
· Ken Lynch, Region 7 DEC Director
· Dave Valesky, State Senator
· Mark Dunnau, Northeast Organic Farmers Association and Delaware County Farm Bureau
· Local landowners who have signed leases
We are awaiting confirmation from Region 2 EPA, Governor Paterson, State Senator Antoine Thompson and Congressman Dan Maffei.
Representatives will open the event with brief comments. Then there will be time for citizens to voice their concerns.
Concerns will go under the following categories:
· Environmental concerns
· Human Health concerns
· Fossil Fuel versus green, sustainable energy concerns
· Climate Change concerns
· Economic concerns
· Rural, agricultural concerns
Stacey Smith 315-470-0778
Leyana Dessauer 315-470-0778
THE HEALTH RISKS OF SHALE GAS DRILLING
Tuesday, February 23, 6:30-8:30 at The Forum room, Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3), 170 North St, Dryden, NY.
Doors will open at 6:00 and talks start at 6:30. The evening will be divided into three half hour presentations, with a question and answer period following the presentations.
Ron Bishop, lecturer in chemistry at SUNY Oneonta, will offer a powerpoint presentation addressing the why and how of the unconventional gas drilling technique known as high-volume, slick-water, hydrofracturing. Bishop holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Youngstown State University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from The West Virgina University School of Medicine. In his 17 years of full-time research, his projects were related to cancer and biosafety. For the last 11 years, Bishop has taught a variety of courses (biology, genetics, general and organic chemistry, biochemistry and environmental sciences) in high schools and colleges. He currently teaches in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department at SUNY Oneonta, and is nationally certified in chemical hazards management.
This forum is sponsored by Shaleshock Citizen s Action Alliance and co-sponsored by the
For more information contact Shaleshock08@yahoo.com or call Sharon Anderson, Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County at 607-272-2292
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Ithaca Area Poets writes,
Check out episode #949 of The Capitol Connection on WAMC Northeast Public Radio: “Host Alan Chartock is joined by WAMC Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett, who analyzes the ongoing fight over the proposed Marcellus Shale Formation drilling. They also discuss the political implications of any decisions on the drilling.”
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