waterdropDusty Horwitt, JD, Environmental Working Group | April 18th, 7PM | Unitarian Universalist Church

In the interest of sharing important information and elevating the conversations about gas drilling in our region, we are joining several New York State groups in sponsoring programs featuring Dusty Horwitt, who is Senior Counsel for the Environmental Working Group in Washington, DC.

Horwitt is the author of Environmental Working Group’s recently published “Drilling Around the Law”, a report on drinking water supplies from Pensylvania to Wyoming and how gas drilling has affected them.

Dr. Steve Penningroth will introduce Mr. Horwitt and address local concerns in regards to water quality and gas drilling.  Dr. Penningroth is the Executive Director of the Community Science Institute, a nonprofit organization that includes a certified water quality testing laboratory in Ithaca, New York. Previously Dr. Penningroth was an Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a Senior Lecturer in Toxicology at Cornell University in Ithaca. He recently authored a textbook entitled “Essentials of Toxic Chemical Risk: Science and Society,” which is being published by Taylor & Francis this month.

Please join us. All are welcome.

Drinking Water and Gas Drilling: What are the Risks?
April 18th, 7PM
Unitarian Universalist Church, 306 North Aurora Street, Ithaca
Speaker: Dusty Horwitt, JD, of the Environmental Working Group
Introduction by Dr. Steve Penningroth of the Community Science Institute

Sponsors: : Social Justice Council of the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca, Sustainable Tompkins, Community Environmental Defense Council; Citizens for Healthy Communities; Shaleshock Action Alliance; GDACC (Gas Drilling Awareness for Cortland County); People for a Healthy Environment, Inc.; Schuyler County Environmental Management Council; NYSESS (New Yorkers for Sustainable Energy Systems Statewide), Marcellus Accountability Project