By now, you have undoubtedly heard about the use of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” for extracting natural gas. Where it is taking place. In other parts of the country the process has had severe environmental impacts – especially to drinking water.
VNRC supports a ban on fracking in Vermont. There are natural gas deposits in the northwestern region of the state, and VNRC and our partners want to protect our natural resources and communities by banning the practice here before it starts. An anti-fracking bill is pending in the Legislature, but still has to clear several hurdles to be enacted.
Join us at Don’t Frack Vermont, a public forum next Wednesday March 28. At the forum you will learn more about the issue, hear about the pending legislation on fracking in Vermont and find out how you can get involved.
Don’t Frack Vermont Forum
Thursday, March 28 7-8:30 p.m.
Capitol Plaza Hotel – Governor’s Ballroom
100 State St. Montpelier
The forum is free, but please register here.
VNRC is partnering with VPRIG and 350VT to host the forum. Panelist include:
- Bill McKibben—Author, environmentalist and Schumann Distinguished Scholar, Middlebury College
- Paul Burns—Executive Director, VPIRG
- Wes Gillingham—Program Director, Catskill Mountainkeepers, a leading anti-fracking group in New York
- Tracy Bach—Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
- Ginny Lyons—Chair, Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee
We look forward to seeing you there and thanks for all you do!
The VNRC Team
The first 100 people to register will receive a DVD of the acclaimed documentary Gasland that will be featured at the forum.