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7 Generations Radio: Chris Hale, Fracking Effects on Water Quality–4/30/2016

Host:  Joe Gray

Guest:  Chris Hale, Founder, Friends of Water, Group Coordinator at Citizens Climate Lobby

Discussion:  Chris discusses efforts to identify the extent of water contamination due to fracking activities, waste injection and sedimentation effects, particularly Radium, water testing, political support, legal barriers to regulation, local vs state vs federal jurisdiction issues.

Originally broadcast on WSHC Shepherdstown from the campus of Shepherd University on April 30, 2016.

The views of the host and guest are theirs alone and are not intended to represent the views of Shepherd University or of WSHC radio.


7 Generations Radio: Mary Anne Hitt, Moving toward Renewable Energy–July 18, 2015

Host:  Joe Gray

Guest:  Mary Anne Hitt, Director, Sierra Club, Beyond Coal Campaign

Discussion:  Mary Anne describes progress to retire coal plants in the U.S. and to increase the availability of renewable energy, coal exports, opposition to coal export terminals in the U.S., Chinese investment in renewable energy, Supreme Court ruling on EPA regulation of mercury emissions from power plants, President’s Clean Power Plan and its impact on international climate negotiations.  Discussion of health problems caused by coal dust emissions.  Introduction of significant wind energy in Iowa and North Carolina.

Radio Broadcast on WSHC Shepherdstown from the campus of Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV on July 18, 2015



7 Generations Radio: Natural Gas Fracking in Marcellus Shale, WV–Autumn Long–May 30, 2015


Host:  Joe Gray

Guest:  Autumn Long, Social Justice and Environmental Activism relating to impacts of Marcellus Shale Gas Fracking boom.

Discussion:  Fracking impacts on water, land and people in WV.  Legal, regulatory, environmental and health issues related to fracking.

Originally broadcast on WSHC Radio, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV, on May 30, 2015