Monday, June 15, 2009

Gas Drilling: Stories From the Front Line

Broome (NY) Community College; June 15, 2009

Moderated by Dave Rossie

Press & Sun-Bulletin columnist

What every Southern Tier renter and homeowner must know:

• first-hand reports about living next to natural gas wells
• the real story on health impacts, from a world-renowned scientist who exposes what the industry covers up
• what we can do to protect our homes and families


Candace Mingins

Ms. Mingins lives with her husband and three children on their family farm in Van Etten, NY. A well was drilled on their property in 2006. In 2008, she helped organize Shaleshock Citizens Action Coalition.

Theo Colborn, PhD
(via remote)

A world-renowned environmental health analyst, Dr. Colborn is founder of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX). She has testified before Congress on the health affects of natural gas production. She is co-author of Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival?

Ron Gulla

Pennsylvanian Ron Gulla has farmed since he was ten years old. He worked his way through college to get a degree in business administration. He and his wife Laurel have raised two children on their 118-acre farm, where they have had first-hand experience with a well on their property.

Don Barber

Five-term supervisor of the Town of Caroline, Don Barber grew up on a dairy farm in Danby and still lives on a small farm with his family. He chairs the Tompkins County Council of Governments and also owns a successful residential construction company.

Additional Speakers: Glen Williams, Chris Burger, Stan Scobie

Sponsors: Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition, Shaleshock Citizens Action Coalition, Citizen's Energy Alliance, Citizen Action, The Center for Civic Engagement, Susquehanna Valley Presbyterian (Justice and Mission Committee), Sierra Club, Tioga Peace and Justice

Keywords: Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling