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Straight, No Chaser – Episode 2 – Hydrofracking with Wes GillinghamFirst Aired – 10/23/2011 01:00PM
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.
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.
Listen to Public Radio WJFF Catskills air the Catskill Mountainkeeper Meeting on How to Get Involved in the Natural Gas Drilling Scoping Hearings by the New York DEC That Will Set the Environmental Laws For Drilling in New York State DECEMBER 1, 2008 NATURAL GAS DRILLING IN THE CATSKILLS – TAKE ACTION! CATSKILL MOUNTAINKEEPER CO-SPONSORS COMMUNITY WORKSHOP ON HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GAS DRILLING SCOPING HEARINGS The Meeting was held on Monday December 1st at the Tusten Town Hall in Narrowsburg This community workshop was designed to provide a foundation of understanding of the current Generic Environmental Impact Statement on gas drilling in New York State and to highlight issues that are being reviewed as part of the Supplemental Study.