Saturday, January 21, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan 18, 2012
Contact: Christine Hughes at email@example.com
Fracking Presentation to Educate Community and Officials
There will a public presentation on the environmental, economic and health related impacts of horizontal hydraulic fracturing on Jan 28 at 2 p.m. The event will feature Calvin Tillman as seen in the film Gasland, and will be held in Morton Hall Room 237.
Tillman, former mayor of Dish Texas, will discuss the health effects he and his family suffered as fracking moved in to his small Texas town. He will also examine the accountability of the natural gas industry, and share what he is doing to help communities protect themselves.
S Thomas Bond, a retired teacher with a Ph. D. in Inorganic Chemistry, will be presenting on the connection between the environment, land ownership, quiet country living and resources for the future. He will speak more extensively on the kinds of damage to be expected from shale drilling, and will point out what he considers the objective of shale drillers, the concept of externalization of costs. Bond is also a member of the Guardians of the West Fork and the Monongahela Area Watersheds Compact in West Virginia.
“Hearing about fracking from individuals who live with it will help us know what is in store for us if industry moves in,” says Christine Hughes, a local business owner and organizer of the event. “I feel that personal accounts ‘from the trenches’ are what officials are looking for, to pinpoint what must be done to prevent damage to our own community.”
Following the event will be a casual reception at Jackie O’s at 5 p.m to give individuals an opportunity to speak directly to Tillman and Bond. Contact Christine Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.