22 July 2010

BUS TRIP to EPA Hydraulic Fracturing ("Fracking") Study Public Meeting

Thursday, August 12, 2010

* * BY AUGUST 3rd * *
to Secure Your Seat (and reserve the bus)

general itenerary:
  • 7:30 am - charter bus departs to Binghamton, NY from Bradley Meadows PARKING LOT, Woodstock, NY
  • film showing: Gasland, by Josh Fox
  • 10:30 am - arrive at Binghamton University
  • NOON- pre-registration for the 1-5 pm meeting
  • 1 - 5 pm - Meeting
  • 6:30 pm - bus departs for Woodstock
  • film showing: TBD
  • 9:30 pm - arrive in Woodstock, NY- Bradley Meadows Parking lot

$30 per person, total Round Trip

delicious homemade snacks and light refreshments will be provided


PLEASE Call: 845-247-3374

* * BY AUGUST 3rd * *

to Secure Your Seat (and reserve the bus)



most especially if you want to try for a 10 minute speaking slot in that meeting

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Binghamton, NY

Date: August 12, 2010

Location: Binghamton University, Anderson Center for the Performing Arts, Osterhout Concert Theater

The meeting times are:

8:00am – 12:00pm (pre-registration begins at 7:00am);

WE ARE GOING, TO MAKE THIS ONE: 1:00pm – 5:00pm (pre-registration begins at 12:00pm);

6:00pm – 10:00pm (pre-registration begins at 5:00pm)

The EPA is holding 6 meetings around of the country on the subject of Hydraulic Fracking, the final 3 of which are being held in Binghamton, NY. That is significant.

>> What is Fracking, and why is it a danger to our environment?briefly this is, "Fracking is a commonly accepted term for hydro-fracturing, a process where water, sand and chemicals are injected into the earth at high pressure. The aim of hydro-fracturing is to fracture rock formations deep underground in the hopes of liberating natural gas that would be otherwise inaccessible, and to bring it to the surface.""

>> What's the Problem?

Fracking is a radical procedure when compared to traditional methods of natural gas extraction. Until recently, it had been considered only as a measure of last resort.>

Below are just some of the many important differences:

* Vast amounts of water are required.

* Fracking uses various chemical lubricants, many of which are toxic.

* The chemicals used in fracking are considered proprietary, and are therefore secret.

* The water used in fracking poses a major disposal problem.

* There have been over a thousand instances of groundwater contamination in areas near fracking sites.

* Fracking has never been subject to an independent assessment of its environmental impact.

* Fracking isn't subject to federal regulation. (This was done via an EPA exemption pushed through Congress by then Vice-President Dick Cheney in 2005.)

* The full long-term environmental impact of fracking is unknown. As reports of water contamination near drilling sites proliferate throughout the country, there has been increasing pressure for Congress to reexamine the industry's EPA exemption and undertake an independent assessment of fracking's environmental impact.

The natural gas industry has been fighting Congressional action and has been doing everything they can to retain their exemption to the Clean Water Act. At the same time, they have been aggressively expanding their operations presumably to take advantage of the current lack of federal regulation."

go to http:// Frackaction.com

to learn more-


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