Saturday, December 1, 2012

Howarth Fracking Debate at Syracuse now online

Annoucement from the Campbell School at Syracuse University:


November 30, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Maxwell Auditorium, Syracuse University

“This Assembly Believes Hydrofracking Does More Harm Than Good.”

That is the proposition to be argued in the next Campbell Debate, on Friday, November 30, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Maxwell Auditorium on the Syracuse University campus. Members of the Central New York community are warmly invited to this free event.

Given the intense attention that this issue has generated, it needs little introduction, and indeed, it has been debated before. But in sponsoring this debate, the Campbell Institute is hoping to add some additional light to the considerable heat the issue has produced thus far.

Speaking in favor of the proposition are Paul Gallay, President, Hudson Riverkeeper, and Robert Howarth, the David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology and Environmental Biology at Cornell University.

Speaking against the proposition are Edward Hinchey, Principal Consultant, ERM Group, and Tim Whitesell, Supervisor, Town of Binghamton, and President, New York Association of Towns.

I watched it and thought it was excellent. "Our side" made some excellent
points, and got great crowd response.  "Their side" made some whoppers which I would say were factually inaccurate.  Excellent for your weekend watching pleasure!
Looks like it is online, but in segments. (ugh)

May you, and all beings
be happy and free from suffering :)
-- ancient Buddhist Prayer (Metta)

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