Opponents of hydraulic fracturing plan two days of workshops and education on the hazards of the widely used oil and gas production technique this coming Saturday and Sunday in Dallas. On the agenda are sessions on community organizing, health effects, environmental and climate consequences and the local impacts of pipelines, compressor stations and other oil and gas production infrastructure. Among confirmed speakers are: Fort Worth resident Deborah Rogers, who was recently named to a U.S. Department of Interior advisory committee on natural resource development; Anthony Ingraffea, a Cornell University professor who has done a number of studies on environmental impacts of drilling; and Wilma Subra, an environmental chemist who has been active helping Gulf Coast communities deal with petrochemical issues.
The Frack Attack National Summit is March 2-3 at the Best Western Plus Dallas Hotel & Conference Center, 8051 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy. The summit is open to the public, but there is a charge based on whether hotel, meal and other charges are included. For more information, click here.
-- Jim Fuquay