February 23, 2012

More Western NY Informational Meetings

Events in Buffalo, Bristol, West Bloomfield - free and open to the public.  Even if they are over, check with the sponsor organization for followup information.

Thursday, March 1 at 6:30PM in West Bloomfield:  The Impact of Gas Drilling on Livestock, Pet and Human Health
Presenters:  Robert E. Oswald, PhD;  Michelle Bamberger, DVM

The speakers, Cornell researchers Robert E. Oswald, Ph.D., and Michelle Bamberger, DVM, are the authors of a recently published peer-reviewed academic article that examines case studies of farmers and pet owners in six states with shale gas development.  Dr. Oswald is Professor of Pharmacology in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Cornell  University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Oswald’s work on the effects of drugs and  toxins on central nervous system proteins is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the American Cancer Society. As a practicing veterinarian who also holds a degree in pharmacology, Dr. Bamberger has worked in equine research and
with small and exotic animals. Dr. Bamberger has a special interest in animal behavior problems and is committed to educating the public on veterinary topics. Additional information contact: communityinfocommitte@gmail.com

West Bloomfield Congregational Church
9035 Route 5 & 20 , West Bloomfield, 14585
Doors open at 5:30 for complimentary soup and salad.

Sponsored by the Community Information Committee of West Bloomfield

Past events you might want to follow up with:
Sunday, February 26, Buffalo:   The Economic Myths of Fracking
   Presenter:  Chris Burger  Is this really a contest between the economy and the environment?
Learn about the myths and hype being used by the gas industry and some politicians to convince us that environmental and health risks are worth the money to be made.
   Sponsored by Food and Water Watch, Sierra Club Niagara Group and WNY Drilling Defense
   Chris Burger, a Co-Chair of the SC Atlantic Chapter’s Gas Task Force, is a college instructor who has degrees in Chemical Engineering, Economics and Social Psychology. His many activities in environmental issues include his being the Co-founder and Chair of the Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition. He was a former Broome County Legislator and Chair of the Cornell University Eco-Justice Project.

Lafayette Presbyterian Church
865 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, 14222
(use the church entrance near the Lafayette Ave parking lot)

Tuesday February 28 at 7:00 PM   Bristol Town Council Meeting
Show support for substantial revisions for strengthening Bristol's proposed moratorium that was tabled after numerous objections at a public hearing February 13th, 2012.


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