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Let's talk about maintaining a livable Earth 

Arroyo Grande

“In just 2 weeks time, PR, Communications, Media, Stakeholder and Community Relations, Corporate and Public Affairs executives from the shale gas industry will be meeting at the Media and Stakeholder Relations Hydraulic Fracturing Initiative (October 31-November 1, 2011, Houston, TX) to develop solutions to the highly challenging public and community engagement issues associated with hydraulic fracturing ... .”

Above is an excerpt from a SPAM I received as an e-mail. The “highly challenging” issues they mention are the documented proof that hydraulic fracturing can poison groundwater supplies. This conference is a blatant example of how corporate interests try to manipulate public opinion.

While the oil and gas industries are meeting to discuss how to make their lies more effective, other people are meeting to move us forward to a sustainable, environmentally friendly energy future. On Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m., author, educator, and environmentalist Bill McKibben will be at the Fremont Theater in SLO to talk about how to maintain a livable planet.

See you there!

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