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From: Mary Jo Cristofaro (mjcristofarogmail.com)
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 14:56:10 -0700 (PDT)
Important presentation coming up-
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ROCHESTER, MN - March 25, 2014 - The scientist who challenged a federal
report downplaying the environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing will make
free presentations at Assisi Heights in Rochester on April 11 and 12.

Wes Wilson, a retired 30-year Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) analyst,
geologic engineer and water resource manager, will speak from 7-9 p.m.
Friday, April 11, and repeat the presentation from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April
12. Both presentations will emphasize the public-health risks of hydraulic
fracturing, or fracking, a process by which oil and natural gas are
extracted from deep underground by creating cracks in rock formations.

The energy industry says fracking poses no environmental threat. Wilson
challenges that claim saying, in a previous presentation, that because
fracking has undergone virtually no scientific investigation, there is no
certainty the process is safe. In 2004, Wilson filed a statement seeking
whistle-blower status from Congress after he wrote an 18-page report
challenging the accuracy of an EPA study that had concluded there was no
evidence that hydraulic fracturing posed a threat to drinking water. That
study, he claimed, did not use established EPA standards and relied on a
peer-review panel dominated by energy industry personnel.

Wilson was also featured in the film "Gasland."

The presentations are being sponsored by the Land Stewardship Project, the
Sisters of Saint Francis, Rochester, Minnesota, and the Franciscan Sisters
of Perpetual Adoration, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

There is no admission charge to attend either presentation, but free will
donations will be gratefully accepted. Pre-registration is requested to make
appropriate preparations for attendance.

To register for Friday's presentation, please go to:


To register for Saturday's presentation, please go to:


(See also attachment.)

Media Contact:

Kathy Gatliff

Director of Communications & PR

Sisters of Saint Francis

Assisi Heights

Rochester, MN 55901


507-282-7441 x523

info [at] rochesterfranciscan.org - or - kathy.gatliff [at] assisiheights.org

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Dorothea Hrossowyc, MA, RMPA
Rosen Method Practitioner and Teacher

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