Illinois … The Next Gasland?

When:
25 June, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where:
Wellington Avenue UCC
615 West Wellington Avenue
Chicago,IL 60657
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Pam Richart773.556.3418E-mail

Stop Fracking Away Our Future!
Featuring Tabitha Tripp, Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment
and Jessica Fujan, Food and Water Watch Illinois

Illinois ... The Next GASLAND?

Just weeks ago, the Illinois House and Senate approved bills that will regulate hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”.  This Halliburton-developed drilling technology of  shale gas extraction has the potential to unlock a “Saudi Arabia  of natural gas”  in Illinois. But at what cost?  And who would bear the brunt of the impacts?

Watch Josh Fox’s Gasland, Part I to learn about the impacts of fracking.  Then, meet Tabitha Tripp from Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment (Skype) and Jessica Fujan, Food and Water Watch Illinois to learn about:

  • The campaign for a moratorium, which would have allowed time to study and assess impacts from fracking.
  • Regulations that were moved forward by our elected officials, despite concerns raised by residents, activists, and environmental organizations.
  • What’s next in the fight to protect natural resources and the people of Illinois from this highly controversial method of natural gas extraction.

Event is Sponsored by:
Eco-Justice Collaborative
Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ
Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago

 

In this video, Tabitha Tripp of SAFE (Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing our Environment) protests SB1715 – a bill to open up Illinois to fracking – outside the Illinois Governor’s Office.

 

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