Community Forum

First Unitarian Community Forums examine our place in our many communities: family, neighborhood, region and the world. We address issues that are personal as well as global, secular as well as spiritual. We invite all members of the greater Cleveland community to attend and participate. Childcare is provided for all Forums. Susan Alcorn and Wayne Jennings, Co-Chairs Discussions That Matter All Are Welcome! Sundays: 9:30 am-10:45 am

The Hydro-fracking Controversy

Sunday, January 29, 2012
Should a moratorium be enacted? Five million acres of rural Eastern Ohio are at stake for hydro-fracking gas and oil reserves. What’s the economic impact? Does Ohio have sufficient environmental regulations? Moderator: David Zeng, Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, CWRU. Panelists: Vanessa Pesec, President, Network for Oil and Gas Accountability; Senator Michael Skindell, (Lakewood); and Iryna Lendel, Assistant Director, Center for Economic Development, CSU College of Urban Affairs.