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Who pays? The economic and health impacts of fracking in PA

Since the advent of unconventional shale gas drilling, some effects have been immediate, some have emerged over time and some are just becoming apparent. The webinar shares the two reports with a goal of seeking to advance our understanding of the breadth of the impacts of fracking in Pennsylvania by examining what science and analysis tell us about the health effects and economic costs of fracking, who is paying now, and what we can expect the future price is will be.

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Myths and Realities of zoning protections from Oil & Gas

If you are a community leader or concerned citizen concerned about oil and gas development in your community, then zoning is something you should know about. What you’ll get from this webinar presentation: An overall and broad understanding of the municipal and county zoning laws and how they impact the development of oil and gas…

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Be informed, prepared, and involved when industry is your neighbor!

Collecting data and documenting health and environmental violations can be daunting. You may feel discouraged and simply give in to the industry’s narrative that there is nothing citizens can do to stop it. But that’s not true. You have rights, and you can document violations of your rights and report them in an effective manner.…

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Travis London, Leadership and Connecting People

In this episode Travis London shares his story of taking leadership on environmental issues in his community in Donaldsonville Louisiana. We talk about networking, movement building, and learn about his experience fighting the Bayou Bridge Pipeline which would connect oil from the Bakken fields with refineries on the Gulf Coast. Travis wants all of us…

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Thank you!

Thank you. Thank you for all you do to fight the harms of fracking and gas development. Thank you for reading and listening and being informed. Thank you for supporting leaders in your community that are fighting among crazy conditions and seemingly insurmountable industry pressures. Thank you for speaking up about the threats and harms…

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Andy Myers, Using Film To Mobilize

In this episode Andy Myers joins us to talk about using film as a tool for organizing and mobilizing around an issue. Andy Myers is the Campaign Coordinator for Working Films. A longtime proponent of linking films and activists, he has coordinated several state and national film campaigns, facilitated cross-organizational coalitions, and led multiple trainings…

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Dante Swinton, Energy Justice Network

In this episode Dante Swinton, the coordinator of the Divert Baltimore Program talks about organizing and advocating for alternatives to developing a waste incinerator that would cause a public health crisis in Baltimore. By taking leadership and a design thinking approach, Dante is able to show that diverting the waste from incineration has social, environmental,…

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Eliza Griswold, Author of Amity and Prosperity

In this episode you’ll hear a recording of a webinar presentation that Eliza Griswold, author of Amity and Prosperity brought to the network. The presentation is followed by a Q&A with Eliza. In Amity and Prosperity, the prize-winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold tells the story of the energy boom’s impact on a small town…

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Raina Rippel, Environmental Health Project

In this episode Raina Rippel from the Environmental Health Project talks about the Citizen Science Toolkit, a helpful resource for anyone who wants to protect their family and neighbors from the harms of fracking. This toolkit is an expansive document that details ways that anyone can participate in monitoring environmental health impacts. We talk about…

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