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Frack Radio Episode 4, “Mythbusting Ingraffea and Philadelphia Courage”, Jan. 30, 2011

February 7, 2011

Hot off the mike:  Frack Radio: The Shale Gas Report Episode 4, “Mythbusting Ingraffea and Philadelphia Courage”

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This program is one hour long.  Content summary:

News Roundup: Blowout on state forest land in Tioga Co., PA; shareholder resolutions target gas drillers; EPA releases stunning revised estimate of greenhouse gas emissions from shale gas drilling; DRBC judge scandal; PA Rep. Mundy re-introduces statewide moratorium bill; Philadelphia City Council pro-moratorium recommendations pass; TEDX releases health impacts findings.

Mythbuster: Anthony Ingraffea, Ph.D., P.E., Dwight Baum Professor of Engineering and Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow, Cornell University.  This excerpt from his speech, “Facts on Fracking,” clarifies just how new shale gas drilling technology is.

Field Recording: Dr. Anthony Ingraffea at Luzerne County Community College on December 16, 2010.

Philadelphia: Special coverage of City Council’s January 27th Resolution calling for DRBC to extend March 16th public comment deadline, expand public participation by holding a Philadelphia hearing, maintain a complete moratorium on all gas drilling projects in the basin; reinforce call for a statewide drilling moratorium; conduct impacts study, and consider a permanent ban on fracking in the watershed.

Field Recording: Denise Dennis at Philadelphia City Hall on September 28, 2010.

Special Guests: Elizabeth Arnold and Dr. Poune Saberi

Action Calendar: What You Can Do: Friends of the Earth Alert for Clean Air Act; Spotlight on DRBC Public Comment period

Hosted, written, and researched by Iris Marie Bloom.

Engineered and produced by abe.

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***** To take action right now even if you can’t listen to the show,

Make your first comment to the DRBC right now.  Insist that they extend their March 16th deadline on public comment; hold more accessible public hearings including one in Philly; maintain a complete moratorium on all gas drilling projects at least until after the EPA study is complete and until a cumulative impacts study is done in the Delaware River Basin.  You may provide more specific comment now or later!


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