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New Research on Health & Climate Impacts of Shale Gas Development

When:
June 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
2019-06-19T18:30:00-04:00
2019-06-19T20:00:00-04:00
Where:
Harrisburg, PA - Unitarian Church, Clover Lane Campus

Panel discussions covering recent publications including:

  • The Sixth Edition of Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking by Concerned Health Professionals of NY and Physicians for Social Responsibility that references roughly 1,750 peer-reviewed studies
  • Categorical Review of Health Reports on Unconventional Oil and Gas Development; Impacts in Pennsylvania written by Fractracker Alliance for the Delaware Riverkeeper Network
  • Burning the Gas ‘Bridge Fuel’ Myth: Why Gas Is Not Clean, Cheap, or Necessary by Oil Change International. Dr. Brian Schwartz, author of several studies summarized in the Compendium will speak about his work in Pennsylvania.

In addition, attendees will hear about a public meeting that will have been held the previous evening in the Canon-McMillan school district on childhood cancers in four counties in southwestern Pennsylvania that is being organized by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project and the need for a thorough investigation into the disproportionate number of cases of Ewing Sarcoma there.

Panelists:

Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., biologist, author, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College, and co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of NY
Brian Schwartz, M.D., M.S, Co-director, Program on Global Sustainability and Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins and Co-director, Joint Geisinger-JHSPH Environmental Health Institute.
Ned Ketyer, M.D., F.A.A.P., Medical Advisor for Southwestern Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project & PSR Pennsylvania board member
Lorne Stockman, Senior Research Analyst, Oil Change International
Karen Feridun, Co-Founder of the Better Path Coalition

This is a free public event. Doors open at 6:15.  Free parking is available onsite. Sponsored by the Better Path Coalition.