In this episode Karen Edelstein helps us understand how maps are used as a powerful tool in protecting our communities.
Maps gives us a big picture view of the land, industrial activity, and even the various people and organizations working to protect the environment. By comparing maps and data we can discover new trends, even possibilities for our work.
As mentioned in this episode:
- FracTracker Alliance
- FracTracker’s Resource Page
- Map of New York State bans and moratoria on high volume hydraulic fracturing
- HHN Episode 04 – Mike Younger, Backwoods Pipeline Surveys
Karen Edelstein is the Eastern Program Coordinator for the FracTracker Alliance, a nonprofit organization that uses maps and other interactive media to communicate the risks of oil and gas development. As an environmental cartographer, she has worked for many conservation and government agencies over the past two decades.
This podcast is a project of halttheharm.net, a powerful resource for anyone confronting the fracking industry. Halt the Harm is a network of leaders who are taking action, sharing resources and information, and supporting each other’s campaigns. Find out more at halttheharm.net
The soundtrack Halt the Harm podcast is”One of These Days” by Eilen Jewell from her album Sea of Tears.