WV SORO Update Archive

August 9, 2010

GASLAND Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Josh Fox ~ Sunday, August 22, 2010

On August 22, WV-SORO, the WV Highlands Conservancy and the WV Rivers Coalition will be co-sponsoring a screening of the film GASLAND followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Josh Fox. 

The event will take place at the West Virginia Wesleyan College Performing Arts Center (PAC) on College Ave. on Sunday August 22 at 3:30pm. (The PAC is located on College Ave off Rt 20 south of Buckhannon - Turn onto College Ave. across from McDonald's and continue to WVWC campus.)

The purpose of this event will be to raise awareness about unregulated oil and gas drilling and the potential impacts on public health and the environment.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to to ahussion@wvrivers.org or (304)637-7201.  You can also RSVP via the WV Rivers Coalition Facebook page

And help spread the word. Download a flier at www.wvsoro.org or e-mail julie@wvsoro.org to have fliers sent to you. 

Tell the Environmental Protection Agency:
We need to know how fracking really affects our water and health

From our friends at the Oil and Gas Accountability Project:

In a major, nationwide effort, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is studying the relationship between hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and drinking water.

It's important that this study is scientifically sound. Communities across the country, including state and local government, are anticipating its guidance. 

So the study must include real, on-the-ground impacts of hydraulic fracturing... and its consequences on drinking water and human health across the country.

Please take action to help make sure that the EPA does it right.

For EPA's study to contribute to the protection of people and the environment, it should look at all the data, not just the use of hydraulic fracturing technology itself. Affected communities need to know the full impact of fracking.

Speak up! Tell the EPA to conduct the hydraulic fracturing study so that it gives citizens in oil and gas producing states real knowledge of all its potential impacts.


    The inadequacy of hydraulic fracturing regulation on EARTHWORKS' website.

    EPA's page on hydraulic fracturing, including information about the study.

    Buried Secrets, Propublica's groundbreaking investigative series on the risks posed by the drilling boom.

Other Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 ~ 6:30PM
Educational Meeting on Oil and Gas Drilling and Surface Owners' Rights
Taylor County Senior Citizen Center
20 East Main Street
Grafton, WV 26354
More details coming soon. 

West Virginia Surface Owners' Rights Organization
1500 Dixie Street, Charleston, West Virginia 25311