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Your Call: How is fracking for oil and gas affecting our health?



On the July 22nd, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with scientist and environmental activist Sandra Steingraber, co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of New York and science adviser for Americans Against Fracking.  An increasing number of studies link hydraulic fracturing to contaminated groundwater and air pollution.  What are the effects on public health?  And after a push for statewide fracking moratorium in California failed, where does the fight for regulation stand?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Matt Martin and you.


Sandra Steingraber, highly acclaimed author, scientist and environmental activist. She is the science adviser for Americans Against Fracking and has writtenLiving Downstream and Raising Elijah: Protecting our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis. She also co-founded Concerned Health Professionals of New York

David Braun, co-founder of Americans Against Fracking and New Yorkers Against Fracking

Other appearances:

Sandra Steingraber is speaking at a health forum on the impacts of fracking on public health on Wednesday, July 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. More details can be found here. You can even watch a livestream of the event from your own computer here.

She will also be speaking at a benefit on July 25th from 7 - 9pm at the First Congressional Church in Berkeley. Tickets are $20. Click herefor more information.

Tomorrow, the state is holding hearings on proposed regulations for permanent well stimulation regulations. There is a public comment at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas from 4 - 7pm. You can also email or call to leave your comment: click here to find out more!

Web Resources:

Concerned Health Professionals of NY

ProPublica - California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating Aquifers

Grist - Fracking fight headed for the Ballot in Colorado

Health and Environment Alliance - Fracking: a serious but still underestimated threat to public health

ThinkProgress - Oil Lobby Overpowers Voters to Kill Statewide Fracking Ban in California

KQED - Anti-fracking Activists in California Take Fight to County Ballots

EastBay Express - There’s No Reason to Oppose a Fracking Ban Now

Sandra Steingraber’s website

Californians Against Fracking

Americans Against Fracking