Archive for August 2012

Special on Hydrofracking – all you will need to know


Prof. Tony Ingraffea is the distinguished Anthony Dwight Baum Professor of Engineering at Cornell University and head researcher of the Cornell Fracking Group – the nation’s leading computer simulation laboratory identifying the severe environmental risks as a result of hydrofracking.

Jennifer Krill is the Executive Director of Earthworks  – a national nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the environment through advocacy and pressure on Congress, particularly concerning oil and natural gas ordinances and legislation.  Formerly she was a campaign director for the Rainforest Action Network.

Dominic Frangello is a city council member for the township of Caroline, New York, in a region most directly threatened by industry’s fracking intentions. He is also the leading anti-fracking advocate in an effort to solicit commitments from NY elected officials to protect the state against fracking.

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is an award winning author, sociologist and geopolitical analyst. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of Geopolitica in Italy, a contributor the Moscow-based Strategic Cultural Foundation and an associate with the Center for Research on Globalization. Among his books are The Globalization of NATO, and a forthcoming book on the War on Libya and the Re-colonization of Africa.

Russ Baker is a leading investigate reporter and analyst in alternative media best known for his coverage of the Hutu-Tutsi massacres in Rwanda, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the overthrow of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. He is the founder of the progressive news site, author of the bestseller Family of Secrets about the Bush family, and teaches journalism at Columbia University.

Finian Cunningham is an Irish investigative reporter and journalist living in East Africa, and the Middle East and East Africa Correspondent for the Center for Research on Globalization in Montreal.

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