Beyond the Ban : Fracking, Health & Infrastructure in New York State from Port Ambrose to Seneca Lake

with Sandra Steingraber, Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald.

VENUE CHANGE: Due to Frozen Pipes at original venue the Beyond the Ban event is now at the Sanctuary at The First Unitarian Church of Ithaca, 306 N. Aurora St., Corner of Buffalo St. and N. Aurora St., Entrances on Aurora. Nothing else has changed. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you at the event.

Time and Place: Thursday, February 26, 2015, from 7 – 9 pm, The First Unitarian Church of Ithaca, 306 N. Aurora St.  This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

New York state has newly banned fracking due to its known hazards and risks. But New Yorkers are still at risk from hazardous gas facilities and pipelines, pollution, food chain contamination and other problems of the fracking boom.

Ithaca-based non-profit, The Bioscience Resource Project, is hosting Beyond the Ban: Fracking, Health & Infrastructure in New York State from Port Ambrose to Seneca Lake. Sandra Steingraber, Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald will provide an overview of post-ban fracking threats to New York state. The Bioscience Resource Project and CSI (Community Science Institute) will have information tables and Buffalo Street Books will have books for sale at this event.

More about this Event: The DEC promises to prohibit high volume hydraulic fracturing—a courageous act by Governor Cuomo—but what of the risks faced by many New Yorkers from pipelines, compressor stations, gas storage caverns and export terminals? If this infrastructure rapidly expands across our state, what are the potential impacts to people, animals and the food shed, and what is the current status of each project? Hosted by the Bioscience Resource Project– Sandra Steingraber (author of “Raising Elijah” and “Living Downstream”, and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College) will join veterinarian Michelle Bamberger and Cornell professor of molecular medicine Robert Oswald, authors of “The Real Cost of Fracking”, for a public discussion of the crucial issues. Thursday, Feb. 26, 7 – 9 pm, First Baptist Church, 309 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY.

Event Title: Beyond the Ban: Fracking, Health & Infrastructure in New York State from Port Ambrose to Seneca Lake

Speakers: Sandra Steingraber (author of “Raising Elijah” and “Living Downstream”, and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College) will join veterinarian Michelle Bamberger and Cornell professor of molecular medicine Robert Oswald, authors of “The Real Cost of Fracking”.

Hosts: The Bioscience Resource Project (Publisher of Independent Science News) is organizing this event. Use of the venue for the event has been generously donated by The First Baptist Church of Ithaca.

Time and Place: Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 7 – 9 pm, in the Sanctuary at the First Baptist Church, 309 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY (Entrance located in the back corner of Dewitt Park). Local booksellers Buffalo Street Books will have books for sale at this event.

Help us Publicize this Important event: Downloadable Event Poster.

For More Information See:

How We Banned Fracking in New York by Sandra Steingraber on EcoWatch
http://ecowatch.com/2015/01/22/banned-fracking-new-york/

The Basics of Underground Natural Gas Storage (i.e. in salt caverns):
http://www.eia.gov/pub/oil_gas/natural_gas/analysis_publications/storagebasics/storagebasics.html

Book review of “The Real Cost of Fracking” by Allison Wilson on Independent Science News: http://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/real-cost-of-fracking-how-americas-shale-gas-boom-families-pets-and-food/

Risk and Responsibility: Farming, Food, and Unconventional Gas Drilling by Michelle Bamberger and Robert E. Oswald on Independent Science News.
http://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/risk-and-responsibility-farming-food-and-unconventional-gas-drilling/

Threats Remain After NY Bans Fracking – CSI blog post.
http://communityscience.org/news/threats-remain-after-ny-bans-fracking/

Concerned Health Professionals of NY webpage with downloadable copy of: Updated Compendium of Risks and Harms Of Fracking (Unconventional Gas And Oil): http://concernedhealthny.org/compendium/

Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy released a working paper analysis, in the form of a statistical evaluation of the approximately 400 peer-reviewed studies to date on the impacts of shale gas development. http://psehealthyenergy.org/site/view/1233

For Organizations Working on Fracking See:

Direct Action
We are Seneca Lake
: http://www.wearesenecalake.com

Campaigns
Gas Free Seneca: http://gasfreeseneca.com
Sane Energy Project: http://saneenergyproject.org

The Coalition to Protect Communities from Fracking’s Collateral Damage: http://www.stopfrackgasdamageny.org/resources.php
River Keeper New York’s Clean Water Advocate: http://www.riverkeeper.org/campaigns/safeguard/gas-drilling/the-facts-about-new-york-and-fracking-waste/
Stop the Pipeline Stop the Constitution Pipeline – A major pipeline that would run through the Catskills and the Southern Tier of NY: http://www.stopthepipeline.org/what-is-the-constitution-pipeline/
Stop the I-81 pipeline and compressor station(s): https://stop81pipeline.wordpress.com/about/
Madison County Neighbors for Environmental Preservation (MCNEP): http://madcopreservation.com

Information
FracTracker.org is here to provide you with the most up-to-date oil and gas drilling data that we can collect, map, and share: http://www.fractracker.org
PSE Healthy Energy “PSE (Physicians, Scientists, Engineers) Healthy Energy  provides a multi-disciplinary approach to identifying reasonable, healthy, and sustainable energy options for everyone. We will help empower citizens and policymakers by organizing and supplying objective, evidence-based information: http://www.psehealthyenergy.org/
Map of NY State shale gas infrastructure: http://www.youareherenymap.org