#1.  Dr. Sandra Steingraber, author of "Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment," which was just released in its second edition, and the subject of a new documentary based on the book, will be speaking at both Denison and Kenyon Universities.

Monday, November 1st: Kenyon College, Gambier; 7:30 pm lecture, Higley Auditorium

Wednesday, November 3rd: Denison University, Granville; 4:30 pm lecture, Slayter Union Auditorium.

Sandra Steingraber has become one of the most powerful voices speaking against the dangers of fracking. You will want to read her recent piece in Orion magazine. 

Join us in Pittsburgh on November 19th and 20thand meet people affected by oil and gas drilling from across the US and Canada.

Learn about oil and gas impacts, toxics associated with drilling activities, how natural gas fits into the climate change debate, and how to protect yourself and your communityThe People's Oil & Gas Summit will be held at Pittsburgh's Radisson Hotel Green Tree.

For more information and to register before extended Nov 7 deadline, visit summitupdate.earthworksaction.org.

Presentations and Discussions will include...

  • The BIG PICTURE – where are they drilling, why and who’s next?

  • Natural gas, CLIMATE JUSTICE and PUBLIC HEALTH: life cycle impacts of gas

  • Hydraulic FRACTURING: Full Disclosure, NO Exemptions

  • To lease or not to LEASE; landowner and mineral owner rights

  • CLIMATE CHANGE: Beyond coal, oil and gas: what is our ENERGY FUTURE?

  • MEDIA: reforming the industry one blog, story, movie and wiki at a time

  • Legislate, Litigate, AGITATE: lessons on organizing and civil disobedience

Featured Speakers/Participants...

Lois Gibbs – environmental justice advocate, Love Canal activist, Executive Director, Center for Health, Environment and Justice * Dr. Theo Colburn – world renowned scientist, co-author of Our Stolen Future, President of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange * Wilma Subra – MacArthur Genius Award Winner, chemist, environmental advocate, President of Subra Company * Tony Ingraffea - Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University (invited) * Bill McKibben – author, journalist, environmentalist (invited) * Josh Fox – “Gasland” filmaker * Chris Cziksentmihalyi – Director, MIT Center for Future Civic Media * Abrahm Lustgarten – ProPublica investigative journalist (invited) * Andrew Nikiforuk – Canadian journalist and author * Mark Ruffalo – actor, FRACKING activist (invited) * Jim Fitzgerald – Professor of Sociology, Fort Lewis College, Colorado, gas-field activist * TXSharon –Texas OGAP Organizer and Blogger * John Fenton - affected landowner, Pavillion Wyoming * Wes Gillingham – Program Director, Catskill Mountainkeeper * Activists and citizens from Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Canada.