Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hydrofracking Symposium

The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design presents:
Hydro-Fracking for Natural Gas:
How this technology threatens our water, our health, our landscapes and our energy future


Thursday, April 15, 6:30pm
Cooper Union, The Great Hall
7 East 7th Street, b/w 3rd and 4th Aves, NYC 10003
Free and open to the public

Professor Kevin Bone, director of The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, will moderate the evening's dialogue featuring:
  • Dr. Theo Colborn, public health expert and president of the Endocrine Disruption Exchange one of the country's leading experts on the impacts of the toxic chemicals used in fracking fluid.

  • Dr. Michel Boufadel, director of the Temple University Department of Environmental Engineering, will review the costs and benefits of gas drilling and the extent to which the reality matches up.

  • Mr. Albert Appleton, Adjunct Associate Professor at Cooper Union, former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and a globally known expert on water resources protection and the economics of sustainability, will speak about the political debate and its implications for the future of American energy policy and efforts to address global warming.

    The public will have an opportunity to participate and address concerns during the Q&A portion.

***You can still sign the petition to ban hydrofracture drilling in New York State (and ask others to sign as well!)

photo by David Shankbone

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