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Fracking critic Steingraber tp speak on Nov. 2 at Bowling Green

By Bob Downing Published: October 29, 2013


A press release from the FreshWater Accountability Project Ohio:


The FreshWater Accountability Project Ohio in conjunction with Buckeye Forest Council is pleased to announce that Dr. Sandra Steingraber will present important research concerning the impacts of environmental exposures on human health. Especially as the highly unregulated and toxic industrial practice of horizontal, high pressure hydraulic fracturing (fracking) moves into Ohio, Dr. Steingraber’s research is important information for all Ohioans to become informed and involved.


Sandra Steingraber, PhD, is an internationally recognized authority on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health. She is the author of Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment, a new edition which has been recently published and adapted into a feature-length documentary film. Living Downstream is an eloquent and cinematic feature-length documentary. This poetic and character-driven film follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.

Dr. Steingraber is an ecologist and cancer survivor. In 2001, Steingraber received the Rachel Carson Leadership Award for her “outstanding contributions to the conservation and environmental movement.” She is columnist for Orion magazine and has lectured before the parliament of the European Union, at various medical conferences, and on numerous college campuses. She is a scholar in residence at New York’s Ithaca College.


“I have read Sandra’s books – they are moving and compelling,” stated Lea Harper of the FreshWater Accountability Project Ohio. “Her care and concern for the earth and environmental impacts on our children resonate with truth. To understand the cumulative impact of pollutants on the future health of our children will enlighten us all to be better stewards and hold industries accountable that are permitted to pollute through dismantled regulations and protections.”


“We are pleased to bring Dr. Steingraber to campus,” stated Stephanie Noftz, BGSU student and environmental organizer. “This is a rare opportunity to educate ourselves graciously given us by an internationally renowned researcher and educator. We are thankful that Sandra is coming to Bowling Green and hope everyone will join us to learn more to create a healthier future.”


The event will be held at the BGSU Student Union Theater on Saturday, November 2. A reception and book signing will begin at 6 pm with lecture at 7:30 pm. For more information, please visit Facebook page: . As the damage to human health and the environment from fracking becomes more pronounced, the drilling industry's exemptions from important environmental safeguards will become apparent. The public will increasingly demand accountability from legislators and regulators for important protections to finally address the toxic effects of air, water and soil contamination from fracking exploitation.



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