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Brush Shoulders with Some of the Most Prominent Scientists, Advocates, Professors, Students, and Concerned Citizens in the Campaign Against Hydraulic Fracturing!

by ericarunsamerica on January 24th, 2013

Hey Stony Brook!

ericarunsamerica here to report an important upcoming event that may influence the outcome of hydraulic fracturing legislation in New York State, and even the American nation at large…and YOU are invited!

Maybe you have heard about a little something called “fracking…” Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is a dangerous drilling method used to extract fossil fuels from rock (namely shale) reservoirs deep within the earth…a water, sand, and chemical (hundreds!) soup are shot into cracks in the ground surrounding a well to drive up natural gas and/or oil, thus enhancing fossil fuel recovery…but the practice comes with enormous added environmental, health, economic, social, and political costs!  Think of all the land that must be cleared, the toxic tailings ponds containing used “frack fluid,” the effect of boomtowns that turn into ghost towns, methane leaks, land buyouts, release of carcinogenic chemicals that taint drinking water supplies, the displacement of wildlife…the list goes on and on.  It is clear that hydraulic fracturing is a process that effects so much more than just increasing recoverable fossil fuel supplies. It is a dirty and dangerous practice…no matter what your view may be on domestic vs. foreign oil, I believe that our bodies and the earth are telling us that fracking is wrong.  Instead of poisoning ourselves and the planet, we need to focus on sustainable, clean sources of energy to power our futures.

On behalf of the Stony Brook University Sustainability Studies Program and New Yorkers Against Fracking, I would like to invite YOU to attend a critical gathering taking place on Tuesday, February 12 (2013) at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, NY…the
Screening, Reception, & Discussion: Jon Bowermaster’s “Dear Governor Cuomo.”

Date: 2/12/13
Time: 7PM
Fee: $10/members; $15/nonmembers
Address: 423 Park Ave. Huntington, NY 11743
Mark your calendars! This event will be a symposium featuring of some of the most prominent names in science, academia, arts, and government (NY Senator Gillibrand may be in attendance)!
The evening will entail a reception (food/drink), the screening of Bowermaster’s epic film, followed by a discussion featuring filmmaker Bowermaster himself, and Patti Wood, Executive Director of Grassroots Environmental Education and representative of 30 Days of Fracking Regs, among others!
We are working to include and enlighten all New Yorkers to this key issue.
It is so important that WE as Stony Brook University students show our support!
Remember, it is OUR environment, OUR health…
WE need to UNITE as ONE powerful entity to end this practice, which endangers OUR bodies and OUR planet.

WE can make a change.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me:

Find me on Facebook & join the event: Screening, Reception, & Discussion: Jon Bowermaster’s “Dear Governor Cuomo.”
I hope to see YOU there!
peace. love. run.

From → Erica

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