New Jersey and France want to ban it; farmers and concerned citizens in Pennsylvania and New York are up in arms about it; documentaries about it were up for Oscars and put the industry in a tizzy; increasing numbers of studies say it's far more environmentally damaging than we've been told and the Secretary of Energy has just appointed a panel to study it.
If you're in the greater New York area next Monday, May 16th and want to know more about fracking, it's potential dangers to our water supply, our food supply and ultimately our atmosphere (the emissions are huge right now) then you'll want to spend your afternoon and early evening at the New School's Tishman Auditorium (66 W 12th Street) for Water Fight! Fracking, Food, Art & Ecology. Doors open at 1:30, with speakers from 2:00-5:30pm and a reception with local food and drink from 5:30-7:00pm. The suggested donation for admission is $10. But if that's too steep for you right now, you can walk right in and hear lots of great speakers discuss one of the most important, yet strangely little publicized, environmental issues in North America today.
The program will include moderator Anna Lappé, author of Diet for a Hot Planet, Lois Gibbs, Center for Health, Environment, & Justice; Tracy Carluccio, Delaware Riverkeeper Network; Wenonah Hauter, Food and Water Watch; Kate Sinding, NRDC, Miriam MacGillis, Genesis Farm, Severine Fleming, Coalition for Young Farmers, Cecil Corbin-Mark, WE ACT, Wendy Brawer, GreenMap.
See you there!