Fracking the Finger Lakes: The Rest of the Story was a panel discussion held on Thursday September 15, 2011 in Hammondsport NY. In the video below, Steingraber explains that the Marcellus Shale is actually a living ecosystem, not a dead, inert layer under our feet. Geologist have just recently fully appreciated the fact that there are more living organisms in the deep strata beneath us than there are in the world’s oceans.
Bill BelitskusBoard President of the Allegheny Defense Project, Kane, PA
Kevin HeatleySenior scientist, Biohabitats, Inc. and tech consultant to Responsible Drilling Alliance, Williamsport, PA
Sandra SteingraberAcclaimed ecologist, cancer survivor and author of "Living Downstream" and "Raising Elijah"
David SlottjeExecutive director and senior attorney at Community Environmental Defense Counsel, Inc., Ithaca, NY
Sponsored by Bath Peace & Justice, Coalition to Protect New York, Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes, Concerned Citizens of Ulysses, Finger Lakes MoveOn, Heron Hill Winery, Keuka Citizens Against Hydrofracking, Keuka Lake Watershed Action Committee, McGregor Vineyard, People for a Healthy Environment, Shaleshock Action Alliance, Sustainable Otsego