Photo of Shiprock by Bowie Snodgrass for article by the Rio Grande Sierra Club on the health impacts of oil and gas in the four corners

Join us for the launch of our series of 3 forums on the health impacts of oil and gas in the Four Corners area.

Part I: Mapping the Threats

Date & time: June 30th, 2016 at 6:30pm
Location: Step Back Inn, 123 W. Aztec. Blvd., Aztec, NM 87410

Our featured speaker is Dr. Jordon Johnson of Mckinley Community PLACE MATTERS – NM Health Equity Partnership. He will discuss some of the health issues related to oil and gas development in the region, as well as his approach for addressing community impacts.

Following his presentation, there will be a demonstration of a new online “Oil and Gas Threat Map,” created by a coalition of groups.  The interactive tool shows what populations and schools are at most risk living near oil and gas facilities. You can preview the map online HERE.

Part II: How Oil & Gas Affects Your Health

Date & time: July 28th, 2016 at 6:30pm
Location: Step Back Inn, 123 W. Aztec. Blvd., Aztec, NM 87410

Join us for our second forum on the health impacts of oil and gas in the Four Corners area. Our featured speaker is Dr. Richard Grossman who is an OB/GYN with a Masters in Public Health. He will discuss how chemicals used in oil and gas operations affect health.

Part III: Navajo & Community Lead Opposition

Date & time: August 25th, 2016 at 6:30pm
Location: Step Back Inn, 123 W. Aztec. Blvd., Aztec, NM 87410

Join us for our final forum on the health impacts of oil and gas in the Four Corners area. Our featured speaker is Daniel Tso who is a Navajo Community Leader and member of the Chaco Coalition. He will discuss health impacts faced by communities living near fracking sites and share Navajo community lead efforts to address fracking in the greater Chaco region.

Contact for details or more information:

Miya King-Flaherty, 505-301-0863 | miya.king-flaherty@sierraclub.org
or
Alex Renirie, 925-989-6957 | alex.renirie@sierraclub.org


Featured photo by Bowie Snodgrass (Shiprock)

[CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Forum Series: Health Impacts of Oil and Gas in the Four Corners
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