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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Four Opportunities for Fracking Education

Four events are coming up that will allow the public to take a look at what different groups have to say about fracking.

On Wednesday at 5:30 PM, there will be a special screening of Truthland at the Ohio Valley College of Technology in East Liverpool.  Along with the movie there will also be a discussion with experts, and Shelly DePue, the star of Truthland, will be in attendance.  There is no cost to attend.

Also on Wednesday, the Ohio Environmental Council will host an event from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at the Columbiana Public Library which will look at the potential environmental impact of fracking.  It is also free to attend.

On Monday another event will take place, this one at the Salem Community Center.  James R. Ladlee, associate director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, will have a presentation on shale development and production lasting from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  The cost is $249, and interested parties can register at the center's website.

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland will sponsor a panel on fracking from 7:00 to 9:00 PM Wednesday at St. Hilary Parish in Fairlawn.  It will feature pros and cons of fracking and a Catholic theological reflection, and is free to attend.

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