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New Jersey Higher Education
Partnership for Sustainability
 

Gas Infrastructure and Its Adverse Impacts: Implications for Communities across the Region

  • 11 Dec 2013
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey - Friends Hall (SC-219)
The Masters in Sustainability Studies and Environmental
Studies Programs, Ramapo College of N.J.,
in conjunction with
the N.J. Highlands Coalition, N.J.Club, ClimateMama, and the
Delaware Riverkeeper Network

Cordially Invite You to a Program on
Gas Infrastructure and Its Adverse Impacts:
Implications for Communities across the Region

With Renowned Environmental Scientist and MacArthur Fellow
WILMA SUBRA

Friends Hall, RCNJ

Rationale:
The Ramapo Region now serves as a confluence for major gas
infrastructure projects proliferating throughout the New
York/New Jersey area. Beyond the other consequences of new gas pipelines, compressor stations, metering stations and gas-
fired power plants, there is the question of whether  natural
gas is the clean source of energy it is billed as,
particularly now that the gas traveling through our area is
increasingly sourced from fracking of Marcellus Shale
deposits.

Because of its position between the Shale fields of
Pennsylvania and northeastern cities, the Ramapo region will
likely remain at the crossroads of fracking infrastructure
development.  With these new drilling techniques and expanding
infrastructure requirements we must ask, "How Hazardous is our
reliance on Natural Gas?" This is a question of importance to
community decision makers, parents, and other residents of the
region seeking information upon which to base policy and
personal decisions. Yet, there has been a paucity of
information available.

Wilma Subra is a highly regarded environmental scientist and
MacArthur Genius Award recipient who has devoted herself to
approaching such challenging environmental health questions.
Owner of a private environmental testing company in Louisiana,
she has emerged as a strong voice for environmental justice
and precautionary decisions regarding environmental hazards.
She has served on numerous EPA commissions relating to
environmental health and justice, played an important role in
understanding the issues in post-Katrina Louisiana and has
emerged as a key voice in cautioning about the proliferation
of gas fracking and the resulting infrastructure projects
because of potential adverse health effects and community
impacts.

Visitors to campus should acquire a parking permit from the
security booth at the north entrance to campus or request one
in advance. Directions also upon request.
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