Romanian activist Vlad Catuna will be among the speakers on Thuraday, Oct. 18, at a public meeting in Ravenna.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the First Congational Church, 266 S. Chestnut Street.
Alsop speaking will be Ron Prosek of the Network for Oil and Gas Accountability and Protection, Newt Engle from Randolph Township, and Gwen Fischer of Concerned Citizens Ohio.
The meeting will outline ways in which major oil companies, such as Chevron, are influencing the discussion surrounding fracking by obscuring the risks, as well as lack of transparency and information from government regulatory agencies.
Catuna will also describe efforts of Romanian community organizers to educate and conduct a grassroots information campaign in the shale fields of Romania, and the state of fracking in Romania and the European Union.
Prosek, Fischer and Engle will also discuss efforts underway in Ohio to protect Ohioan’s health, property and rights.
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