October 1, 2010
Upcoming Events of Interest
October 8-10, 2010 ~ WV Environmental Council (WVEC) Fall Conference
Many statewide groups and individuals will come together at the WVEC's Fall Conference, October 8-10, 2010, to discuss and focus their efforts on a variety of environmental issues affecting the Mountain State and its people and to set priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Workshops of particular interest to SORO members include:
Saturday, October 9
3:10 PM Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling with Beth Little, WV Sierra Club
7:00 PM Marcellus Shale Panel Discussion & Water Quality Forum with Delegate Tim Manchin, DEP officials & others to be announced.
Who: WV Environmental Council
What: 2010 Fall Conference
When: October 8-10, 2010
Where: Camp Pioneer, Beverly, WV
Click here for schedule (pdf)
Click here for registration form (pdf)
November 19-20, 2010 ~ People's Oil and Gas Summit, Pittsburgh, PA
Presented by the Oil and Gas Accountability Project, WV-SORO and others.
Although the agenda is still being finalized, Presentations and Discussions will include...
* Natural gas and Public Health: Impacts of Drilling, Hydraulic Fracturing and Drilling Waste
* Landowner and Mineral Owner Rights ~ Strategic Options for Individuals and Communities
* 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: Strategies for Reducing Community and Environmental Impacts
Featured Speakers and Presenters...
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” filmmaker; Chris Cziksentmihalyi – Director, MIT Center for Future Civic Media; Abrahm Lustgarten – ProPublica investigative journalist (invited); Activists and citizens from Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Canada.
The cost of registration is $120 for citizens and non-profit or government representatives and includes meals for both days.
EARTHWORKS has reserved a block of rooms at the Radisson Hotel Pittsburgh Green Tree. Call the hotel directly with your reservation, 1-800-395-7046 or 412-922-8400. When you mention that you are registering for Oil & Gas Summit, rates are $83 single, double, triple or quadruple occupancy if you register on or before October 28, 2010.
(If you would like to cut costs and share a room, but don’t have a roommate, we can try to pair you up. Contact us directly before booking your room.)
Travel and lodging scholarships are available for those with limited financial means. If you need a scholarship please contact Julie at (304)-346-5891 or firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
Registration Deadline is November 1, 2010.
Click here for more information and registration
Flier and Registration Form (pdf)