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Fractivists: Slowing the Gas Rush

From: A World of Possibilities
Length: 55:00

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In the past few years, natural gas fracking has become a near-household word as landowners in the path of drilling have mounted efforts to slow its rapid pace of development in the U.S. and worldwide. We continue our coverage of this crucial issue with a program about citizen efforts across partisan lines to raise questions about the downsides of fracking and promote what they consider to be cleaner, greener alternatives. Read the full description.

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In the past few years, natural gas fracking has become a near-household word as landowners in the path of drilling have mounted efforts to slow its rapid pace of development in the U.S. and worldwide. We continue our coverage of this crucial issue with a program about citizen efforts across partisan lines to raise questions about the downsides of fracking and promote what they consider to be cleaner, greener alternatives.

Guests:
Jeanne Shenandoah, Citizen of the Onondaga Nation, Eel Clan, Syracuse, New York
Joe Heath, Onondaga Nation General Counsel
Sarah Buckley, cofounder of an upstate New York urban-rural coalition against fracking; PUSH member 
Aaron Bartley, Executive Director, People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH), Buffalo, New York 
Michael Passoff, Consultant/Senior Strategist, As You Sow
Josh Fox, Writer, Producer, Gasland;  Founder, Artistic Director, International WOW Company


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Piece Description

In the past few years, natural gas fracking has become a near-household word as landowners in the path of drilling have mounted efforts to slow its rapid pace of development in the U.S. and worldwide. We continue our coverage of this crucial issue with a program about citizen efforts across partisan lines to raise questions about the downsides of fracking and promote what they consider to be cleaner, greener alternatives.

Guests:
Jeanne Shenandoah, Citizen of the Onondaga Nation, Eel Clan, Syracuse, New York
Joe Heath, Onondaga Nation General Counsel
Sarah Buckley, cofounder of an upstate New York urban-rural coalition against fracking; PUSH member 
Aaron Bartley, Executive Director, People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH), Buffalo, New York 
Michael Passoff, Consultant/Senior Strategist, As You Sow
Josh Fox, Writer, Producer, Gasland;  Founder, Artistic Director, International WOW Company


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Additional Credits

Host & Executive Producer: Mark Sommer
Senior Producer/Editor: Gregg McVicar
Associate Producer: Naihma Deady
Distribution Coordinator: Stacey Winslow
Credits: Gabriela Castelan
Field Recordist: Daniel Robison, Emma Jacobs, Jim Richards

Funded by: The Park Foundation

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