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Expert Series on fracking continues in BG PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 27 September 2013 09:48
For the fourth installment of the Expert Series on Fracking to help citizens make informed choices regarding the need for a Charter Amendment to protect the city of Bowling Green from fracking and its toxic waste disposal issues, a panel discussion will be held at the Happy Badger in Bowling Green on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Matt Nisenoff of the Ohio League of Conservation Voters, Amanda Woodrum of Policy Matters, and Terry Lodge, local environmental attorney, will discuss the pros and cons of gas development in a panel discussion moderated by Lea Harper of FreshWater Accountability Project Ohio.
Others are invited to participate, including the League of Women Voters, local citizenry, university students and faculty and BG residents.
This program is an opportunity to learn more about the important, complicated issues that continue to affect Ohioans because of the new and highly-unregulated industry that has come to the state, horizontal hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
Nisenoff will provide resources to find ways of interaction between citizens and elected officials or candidates for most effective outcomes.
Woodrum is a lead researcher for Policy Matters Ohio, a progressive economic think tank focused on issues facing working families in Ohio.
Lodge has been a long-time advocate for better environmental protections and has represented grassroots and large conservation organizations to insure better public protections in the face of large corporate and industrial development.
Lea Harper, former Bowling Green resident and business owner  and BGSU alumnus, will moderate the panel to include comments and questions from attendees for an open discussion of the pros and cons of fracking and the impacts of its toxic waste streams. Harper is founder of the FreshWater Accountability Project Ohio, a grassroots organization actively committed to protecting Ohio's water from destruction by fracking.
The Expert Series is sponsored by Protect BG in support of the Bowling Green charter amendment.

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