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Webinar: Impact of fracking on human rights

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 03:00


Human rights impacts of Fracking
Please join the Religious Working Group on Extractive Industries for an hour-long webinar on the human rights impacts of fracking and related infrastructure such as pipelines, storage facilities and power plants at 3 p.m. Eastern Time Monday, June 6th. This is an exciting time to be exploring these issues as thousands of people prepare to take to the streets of Philadelphia on July 24th for a March for a Clean Energy Revolution, which will call for a ban on fracking and a shift to renewable energy.

Presenting on this webinar will be:

  • Tom Kerns, a member of the steering committee for the Permanent People’s Tribunal on the Human Rights Impacts of Fracking. Tom will summarize the issues of concern around fracking, pipelines, storage facilities and other infrastructure and highlight plans for a process to bring these concerns to the global stage in 2017
  • Mercy Sister Mary Pendergast of Providence, Rhode Island. Sister Mary has committed civil disobedience and delivered testimony against a proposed natural gas power plant. She will share how her faith, and Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si, compels her to engage in this work.
  • Sean Sweeney of Trade Unions for Energy Democracy. Sean will explain why unions around the world are speaking out against fracking and will describe alternative, renewable forms of energy that engage local communities   

There is no need to register. Join the meeting online at 3 p.m. Eastern Time Monday, June 6th by going to:

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