Episode #309 – Threats to the New York Finger Lakes Wine Region

In part 2 of David’s coverage of the Finger Lakes Wine Region, David goes to a meeting of “We Are Seneca Lake”, a group fighting the storage of fracked gas in the salt mines underneath the region at Crestwood Midstream. In a conversation with Stephanie and Asa Redmond, we learn exactly what the issues are in this threat to the area.

Dr. Sandra Steingraber

Dr. Sandra Steingraber

Then David talks with Dr. Sandra Steingraber about the scientific facts of the situation. Acclaimed ecologist and author, Sandra Steingraber explores the links between human rights and the environment, with a focus on chemical contamination, climate change, and shale gas via fracking. She takes a personal and scientific look at these issues and offers insights into how we can protect our environment and communities. Steingraber brings a clear, lyrical voice to the complex evidence of biology.

Finally, David talks with musicians Nora Starr and Professor Felix Farkoff to get more perspectives on the situation. Find out more about this dangerous situation at http://www.wearesenecalake.com/ and let us know your thoughts!


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