Monthly Archives: October 2014

Groton Public Library presents THE REAL COST OF FRACKING

This Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 7:00pm, the Groton Public Library will host a public discussion with the authors of the new book, “The Real Cost of Fracking”.  The authors, Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald, have written extensively on the health impacts of fracking on farm animals and the environment.  Michelle Bamberger is a veterinarian and the author of two books on the health and safety of domestic animals. Robert Oswald is a professor of molecular medicine at Cornell and a recipient of the Fulbright & Guggenheim fellowships.  Their book has received rave reviews, such as “This work should be a wake-up call to concerned citizens and policy makers alike” (Publishers Weekly, June 23, 2014).  You can find more information about the book here.

 As you know, Groton is the only municipality in Tompkins County to refuse to take action on a fracking moratorium or ban.   With Cuomo’s promise to decide on allowing fracking in New York after November, time is running short to convince the town board to establish a moratorium or ban before the state makes its decision.  Local bans on fracking have now been established as legal by the state’s highest courts.

The Groton town board members have been invited to this event and it would be good for them to see a large turnout of concerned constituents.  Also, Michelle and Robert are engaging and friendly and we can learn quite a bit from them.

We hope to see you there!

The Groton Public Library presents THE REAL COST OF FRACKING
OCTOBER 7 ~ TUESDAY @ 7:00 P.M.
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