Still ‘Fracking’: The Perils of Natural Gas Drilling

Still ‘Fracking’: 
The Perils of Natural Gas Drilling

This week, we revisit a recent show about a natural gas drilling method called “hydraulic fracturing” or “fracking.”

While the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has increased calls to use natural gas as a so-called ‘clean energy’ alternative, activists are sounding the alarm bell about this controversial gas drilling technique.

We’ll hear excerpts from the academy award-nominated documentary, “Gasland.”

We’ll also hear from people from Pennsylvania to the mountains of Colorado who are trying to prevent the toxic fallout from ‘fracking’ before it starts.

Special thanks to Josh Fox, the producer of ‘Gasland,’ and to Alton Byrd and Rachel Zurer for helping to produce this show.

Featuring:

Walter Hang, Toxics Targeting President; Josh Fox, ‘Gasland’ movie producer; Weston Wilson, EPA employee not speaking on behalf of the EPA; Oil and gas industry executives; Pat Farnelli, Norma Fiorintino, Ron & Jean Carter, Dimock, PA residents; Dr. Theo Colborn, Endocrine Disruption Exchange President; Paul Light, Grand Valley Citizen’s Alliance President; Rachel Waldholz, High Country News Correspondent; Maurice Hinchey, New York State Representative, 22nd District; Wes Gillingham, Catskill Mountainkeeper Program Director.

 

Kathleen Nolan, Catskill Mountainkeeper High Peaks Regional Director

Kathleen Nolan is Regional Director for the High Peaks at the Woodstock, NY office of Catskill Mountainkeeper. Dr. Nolan was born in Kansas and raised in a rural area of middle Tennessee. She majored in philosophy and theology at Saint Louis University and graduated with honors, going on to pursue her Medical Degree, along with a Masters of Studies in Law, from Yale. Following a residency in pediatrics and fellowship training in clinical research design, she worked at the Hastings Center, writing and teaching on diverse topics in bioethics. She came to the Catskills in 1989 to pursue residential training at a Zen Buddhist monastery and in 2003 she became Executive Director of Tibet Aid in Woodstock. In 2009 she founded Catskills Live! Trails and Wilderness Association. Dr. Nolan serves on the Ulster County Tourism Advisory Board, the Ulster County Trails Advisory Committee, and as an officer for the Catskill Heritage Alliance and the Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Dr. Nolan lives near the stream in Shandaken, where she can watch eagles ride currents up the mountains.

You can reach Dr. Nolan at 845 417-6489.

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