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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Shale Truth Interviews -- From Delaware Riverkeeper

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Shale Truth Interviews beginning June 19th on the Delaware Riverkeeper Network Youtube Channel
Learn the real truth about shale gas development in only 5 to 8 minutes each week.
Each week, beginning June 19th, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network will upload a new 5 to 8 minute interview segment, each  segment including poignant, hard-hitting discussion and expert opinion on the dangers of shale gas development.
    You can’t avoid the flood of ads on commercial television touting the benefits of natural gas as an energy source.  In an effort to offer other views to the dialogue the Delaware Riverkeeper Network is launching a weekly interview series with experts discussing the true impacts of shale gas development.

    Beginning Wednesday, June 19th the videos can be seen on the Delaware Riverkeeper Network’s YouTube Channel here.
    DRN will present a new interview segment every Wednsday.
In the first segment Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper, inteviews Arthur Berman, an oil industry analyst with Labyrinth Consulting Services.
Berman discusses the real availability of and supply of shale gas and industry claims that using the fuel will lead to energy independence.

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    Interviews have also been conducted with Leslie Sauer of Andropogon Associates who is an expert on landscape restoration and Cornell University Professor Anthony Ingraffea.  Sauer will discuss habitat destruction caused by shale gas pipeline construction and steps that can be taken to reduce the impact of pipeline installation.  Dr. Ingraffea has debunked industry claims that shale gas is a cleaner alternative fuel source similar to solar and wind power.   
    According to van Rossum,”We are presenting these interviews in an effort to better inform the public about how shale gas extraction poisons our water supplies, pollutes the air, destroys forests and wetlands and ruins the quality of life in the communities it hits.”


So with just a few minutes each week you'll be up-to-date on new information and well-respected expert opinion to further your understanding of the critical danger of shale gas development.

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