Barbara Harris bharris at ns.sympatico.ca
Wed Nov 16 09:20:57 EST 2011

Shale Gas and Fracking: What is at Risk?

A free public talk with Dr. Tony Ingraffea and Jessica Ernst.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about an issue that could change  
Nova Scotia forever.

Dr. Tony Ingraffea is an internationally respected expert on shale gas  
and fracking. He is a professor of engineering at Cornell University,  
and two-time winner of the National Research Council award for  
research in rock mechanics.

He conducted R&D with the oil and gas industry for 25 years,  
specializing in hydraulic fracture simulation, and was invited to  
speak to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources  
about shale gas in February, 2011. He has published and spoken wide on  
this subject.

Jessica Ernst, from Rosebud, Alberta, was awarded the 2011 Woman of  
Courage award for speaking out about the environmental harm done by  
fracking. She will describe how well water was contaminated in her  
community followed fracking for coal-bed methane, and how government  
regulatory agencies failed to provide protection.

When: Friday, December 2, 7 p.m.

Where: Kings College Alumni Hall, 6350 Coburg Road, Halifax

Sponsored by: NOFRAC, Ecology Action Centre, Council of Canadians,  
Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.

More about Shale Gas and Fracking on December 3:

Ingraffea and Ernst will also speak on Saturday, December 3, in Truro,  
at a one day conference, Protecting Our Communities: A Conference on  
Shale Gas and Fracking.

Everyone is welcome. More information at nofrac.com. 

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