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October 2017

2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference

October 12, 2017 - October 13, 2017
National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 25443 United States
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2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference logo

Save The Date - The 2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference will take place October 12-13 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV. The conference is a collaborative effort of the Delaware Water Resources Center at the University of Delaware, Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center at Pennsylvania State University, Virginia Water Resources Research Center at Virginia Tech, and the West Virginia Water Research Institute at West Virginia University. As of January 26, 2017, the conference planning committee is accepting abstracts for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Water Resources Conference. To submit…

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November 2017

2017 Shale & Public Health Conference

November 13, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST
University of Pittsburgh University Club, 123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15260 United States
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Stock image for workshops, used for 2017 Shale Network workshop

The fifth annual Shale & Public Health Conference is presented by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health at the Pitt University Club. The event will be held on November 13, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration/sign-in will begin at 8:30. The conference itself is free, though there is an option to purchase a buffet lunch for $14. Among the featured speakers is Dr.…

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2017 Community Sentinel Award Reception

November 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, 15219 United States
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Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship

About the Award The impacts of the oil and gas industry are expanding across the United States. Thousands of volunteers work in their communities and cherished places to document, limit, and prevent harms caused by oil and gas development. The Community Sentinel Award for Environmental Stewardship honors the efforts of three of these tireless sentinels each year. Learn more about the award Reception Details This year’s recipients are Ranjana Bhandari of Arlington, Texas; Frank Finan of Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania; and Ray…

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Brookfield Panel Discussion: Fracking Waste Injection Wells

November 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Brookfield Fire Hall, 774 State Route 7 NE
Brookfield, OH 44403 United States
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Pipe used to unload tanker trucks into Mosher class II well in Morrow County, OH. Source: Ted Auch, The FracTracker Alliance

Concerned Brookfield citizens and groups will hold a town hall-style, panel discussion meeting on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7 PM to 9:30 PM at the Brookfield Fire Hall to provide information and to let the community voice their concerns and suggestions regarding five proposed fracking waste injection wells. It is free to attend the Brookfield Panel Discussion, and it is open to the public. Groups helping to coordinate the meeting are Frackfree America National Coalition based in Youngstown, Buckeye Environmental Network,…

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January 2018

Natural Gas Infrastructure and Public Health: From Local to Global

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Natural gas infrastructure event Jan 2018

Please join event sponsors in Boston for a discussion regarding the health impacts of natural gas infrastructure (NGI) and the role of public health officials. The event is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts Medical Society, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility, Health Care Without Harm, Mass Health Professionals for Clean Energy, and Physicians for Policy Action. Speakers will include Drs. Ari Bernstein, Jonathan Buonocore, Elissa Wilker,…

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Webinar: Find research with the FrackHealth database

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
frackhealth database webinar feature

With over 100 articles published on health effects of unconventional oil and natural gas operations (fracking), it can be challenging to find the research you need. Learn how to search the peer-reviewed literature using TEDX's FrackHealth Database in an upcoming webinar hosted by Halt the Harm Network. RSVP for this half-hour webinar, to be held on Wednesday, January 31st, at 1:00pm Eastern. Kim Schultz, TEDX’s Oil and Gas Program Coordinator, will introduce this interactive tool and demonstrate how to easily find the…

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February 2018

Association of Ohio Pedologists Annual Meeting

February 15
Highbanks Metro Park, 9466 Columbus Pike
Lewis Center, OH 43035 United States
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Soil in hand - photo by Soil Science on Flickr

The annual meeting will be held on February 15, 2018 at Highbanks Metropark in Lewis Center, OH. It includes a presentation by FracTracker's Great Lakes Program Coordinator, Ted Auch, PhD. Agenda 8:30 am Registration with Coffee and Doughnuts 9:00 am Welcome and Announcements – Larry Tornes 9:15 am An Overview of Current and Future Energy Distribution Projects in Ohio – Dale Arnold, Director of Energy Policy, Ohio Farm Bureau 9:45 am The Land-Use Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing in Southeast Ohio:…

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Webinar: A Pipeline Near You

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Webinar: A Pipeline Near You - Falcon Public EIA Project

A Pipeline Near You: How might the proposed Falcon Ethane Pipeline affect nearby residents, businesses, and our expectations of data transparency? Do you live along the proposed route of the Falcon ethane pipeline, or do you suspect you might live nearby? Are you curious about the implications of building a major pipeline in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania? Then join us and Halt the Harm on February 16th for a discussion about the Falcon Public EIA Project. FracTracker recently released…

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March 2018

“The Fracking Debate” Lecture

March 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, 326 Market St. PA 17101 United States + Google Map
The Fracking Debate book cover

You're invited to hear a lecture by "The Fracking Debate" author Daniel Raimi at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology on March 2. Raimi will give a presentation on the issues and opportunities related to the fracking industry and oil and gas development across the U.S. The no-charge event, presented by the Center for Environment, Energy, and Economy at HU, is part of a tour in support of Raimi’s new book, “The Fracking Debate,” a synthesis of scientific research and stories…

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2018 One Health One Planet Symposium

March 7 - March 8
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park PA 15213-3830 United States + Google Map
Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA

Health Impacts: Chemicals of Concern in the Environment Opening Reception and Keynote Wed., March 7: 5 – 9 p.m. Symposium Thurs., March 8: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Pittsburgh, PA We are excited to announce that the theme of the 2018 One Health One Planet symposium will be Health Impacts: Chemicals of Concern in the Environment, with a special focus on endocrine disruptors. From March 7 – 8, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will bring together…

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