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Black & Green Wed August 7: Extraction Frenzy — Including Pipelines

on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 1:47pm
08/07/2013 - 7:00pm

Black & Green Wednesday

FORUM: Extraction Frenzy — Including Pipelines

WHEN: 7 pm, Wednesday, August 7, 2013

WHERE: Legacy Books and Café, 5249 Delmar (near Union) 63108

Barbara Chicherio, Gateway Green Alliance

Lorin Crandall, Missouri Coalition for the Environment

Henry Robertson, Great Rivers Environmental Law Center

Elston McCowan, Green Party of St. Louis, UAPO [moderator]

In July, 2013, a train loaded with crude from North Dakota oil fields exploded in the center of Lac-Mégantic in Quebec.  Dozens of buildings were leveled. At least 28 people were killed, with the death toll is expected to reach 50 as charred bodies are pulled from the ruins. The fracked oil was en route to New Brunswick.

Missouri has had its own oil spills, most notably on the Gasconade River.  Current Missouri disasters-in-waiting include the Keystone Pipeline and the Enbridge Pipeline (Flanagan South), scheduled to begin construction on August 7, 2013.

As easy-to-reach sources of fossil fuels disappear, those remaining are more expensive, more dangerous and more environmentally destructive.  Come, join us in discussing alternatives.