When Fracking Comes to Town: Living in Gasland

Don’t miss this important presentation:  When Fracking  Comes to Town: LIVING IN GASLAND, with former mayor of Dish TX, Calvin Tillman.  (See schedule below).

Cal Tillman, who describes himself as a conservative, battled to protect his town, Dish, Texas, from the devastating health and environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for natural gas.  Hear the story, profiled in the movie Gasland, of how Mayor Tillman left his community to protect his children, who had begun to experience nosebleeds, nausea, and vomiting.  

Tens of thousands of fracking wells are planned in Michigan, threatening Great Lakes water.  Encampments are being built in Excelsior Township and Kalkaska.  Because fracking has been granted exemptions to various water protection regulations, there is little we can do now to ensure that watersheds are protected from chemicals harmful to the health of people and wildlife.  Water pollution is only one of the problems presented by fracking.  The US Geological Service has warned that fracking is the likely cause of recent earthquakes in northern Ohio and Wyoming.

You’ll have four opportunities to hear Cal talk about his personal experiences with horizontal fracturing.  Find the one nearest you and plan to be there:

Friday, August 3, 2012, 7:00 pm — Harbor Springs.  Harbor Springs High School Auditorium, 500 N Spring St.  With special performances by Breathe Owl Breathe and Yesway.

Saturday, August 4, 2012, 11:00 am — Gaylord.  Otsego County Building Alpine Center, 800 Livingston Blvd.

Saturday, August 4, 2012, 5:00 pm — Charlevoix.  Charlevoix Public Library, 200 Clinton St.

Sunday, August 5, 2012, 10:30 am — Traverse City.   Horizon Books, 243 East Front St.

This event is sponsored by Don’t Frack Michigan, with the Friends of the Jordan, Trout Gorillas, NMEAC, FLOW for Water, WATCH, MCWC, Food and Water Watch, North Woods Yoga, Health Awareness Center, and the Gaylord 99%.  

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