The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP) and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) partnere for a discussion on the connections between fracking, plastic production and disposal, and how raising awareness about the harmful health impacts of extractive processes can strengthen local and global struggles for environmental and health justice.
Speakers from the EHP and GAIA will provide an overview of the human and environmental health harms from the extraction of fracked gas, its conversion into different petrochemicals, the production of plastics, and the disposal of plastic products. Speaking from experience, the challenges and successes of focusing on health concerns to strengthen organizing and advocacy will be addressed.
This webinar is organized by the Extractive Industry Circle of the People’s Health Movement (PHM), a global network of activists opposing extractive industries, and Hesperian Health Guides, a non-profit publisher of health information and education materials to support people in their struggles to realize the right to health.