Posted on March 8, 2016

Communities across the U.S. are experiencing first-hand the health harms of fracking and other extreme forms of oil and gas extraction. The short-term health harms include asthma, nosebleeds and headaches and with 25% of chemicals used in fracking linked to cancer, the risk for long-term health impacts is high.What we do know is that fracking and other forms of extreme oil and gas extraction are a grave threat to our health and the health of the environment we live in. This webinar hosted three experienced activists who are working to protect their communities’ health from fracking and other forms of extreme oil and gas extraction:

  • Martha Dina Arguello, Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility LA and founding member of STAND LA – Los Angeles, CA
  • Juan Flores, Community Organizer for Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment – Kern County, CA
  • Karen Feridun, Founder of Berks Gas Truth – Pennsylvania