Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Concerned about the drilling?

Mayor of Dish, TX to be in Elmira, NY next weekend

Calvin Tillman, Mayor of a small town in Texas (Dish, TX), will be in Elmira on Saturday, February 20 to talk about his fight to protect his community from toxic emissions in the natural gas fields surrounding them.

Heights Theater
210 East 14th Street
Elmira Heights, NY

Saturday, Feb 20
Breakfast : 8:30-9:15
Presentation: 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Dish is located in the epicenter of the Barnett Shale gas play and is home to a megacomplex of compressor stations, pipelines, metering stations, and gas wells. The town of Dish's air study sampled air at seven locations from August 17 and 18, 2009. The results of this analysis revealed high concentrations of carcinogenic and neurotoxin compounds near and on residential properties. The report also indicated that many of the compounds in the air exceeded the short-term and long-term effects screening levels according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regulations.

This event is co-sponsored by the Shaleshock Citizens Alliance and People for a Healthy Environment.

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