Important Event on Gas Drilling in NY

All those concerned about the threats posed by expanded natural gas production in New York's Marcellus Shale should attend this important event being hosted by Cooper Union and featuring a slate of top experts TOMORROW.

The fantastic documentary "Split Estate" is a must-see and is also being aired.

Hydro-Fracking for Natural Gas:
How this “clean” fuel technology threatens our water, our health, our landscapes and our energy future

A Public Program & Symposium

As the battle surrounding natural gas extraction in upstate New York is intensifying, more and more people, not only in New York but across the United States, realize that they too are stakeholders in the debate that may become the defining energy and environmental issue of our time.

Dr. Theo Colborn, President, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange
Dr. Michel Boufadel, Chair, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Temple University
Albert Appleton, former Commissioner, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection

Main Event - Symposium
6.30 p.m. April 15, 2010
The Great Hall
7 East 7th Street
Free and Open to the Public

Film Screening
Split Estate (2009)
Presented by Director Debra Anderson
7.30 p.m. April 14, 2010
Anthology Film Archives
32  2nd Avenue (at 2nd St)
Free and Open to the Public

Experts' Roundtable Discussion (will include all above presenters, plus NYS Assemblymember James Brennan, Abrahm Lustgarten (Pro Publica, which has done an award-winning series on gas drilling), Calvin Tillman (mayor of DISH, TX, which has suffered serious air contamination from shale drilling), Jeff Zimmerman (lawyer for Damascus Citizens for Sustainability and NYH2O), and Josh Fox (director of Sundance award-winning documentary "Gasland")
2.00 p.m. April 15, 2010
The Great Hall
7 East 7th Street
Free and Open to the Public