May 2: Fracking forum

An open public forum on the public health impacts of Marcellus Shale gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing.  Bernard Goldstein, MD, and Jill Kriesky, PhD, will speak on the health effects of Marcellus Shale gas drilling and facilitate a discussion following their presentation.

Dr. Goldstein is the former Dean of the School of Public Health.  on Wednesday, May 2, at 7:30 PM at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, in Shadyside.

Dr. Goldstein is emeritus professor in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health's Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and former dean of GSPH.  Dr. Kriesky is senior project coordinator at the school's Center for Health Environments and Communities (CHEC).  Their talk is entitled, “Potential Health Impacts from
Fracking the Marcellus Shale: Will Act 13 Protect Us?”

This will be the first public forum in Allegheny County focusing on the health effects of Marcellus fracking. It is being co-hosted by the 14th and 7th Ward Democratic Committees of Allegheny County and the 14th Ward
Independent Democratic Club.

The 7th and 14th Wards of the City of Pittsburgh have over 25,000 registered Democratic Voters making it one of the largest voting blocks in the City of Pittsburgh. The wards include all or part of Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, Shadyside, North Point Breeze, Regent Square, Park Place, and Swisshelm Park.

The 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club was formed in 1964 and is the longest standing independent Democratic club in the country.

7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church in Shadyside (on Ellsworth and Morewood Avenues, across the street from Winchester Thurston School). Refreshments will be provided.

This event is sponsored by the 14th Ward Democratic Committee, the 7th Ward Democratic Committee, and the 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club.  For more information, email 

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