Re: [globalfrackdownallies] New film on fracking and human rights, June 2

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Patricia J. Popple

Jun 2, 2021, 3:00:14 PMJun 2
Subject: [globalfrackdownallies] New film on fracking and human rights, June 2
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2021 22:27:15 +0000
From: Sandra Steingraber <>

Hi, friends—


A new 40-minute documentary film on the human right dimensions of fracking is screening in its world premiere tomorrow, June 2, at 9:00 pm EDT (6:00 pm on the U.S. west coast)


It’s produced by the University of Oregon’s Spring Creek Project, and the title is Bedrock Rights: A New Foundation for Global Action Against Fracking and Climate Change.


This is a personal invitation from me. I’m serving as one of the commentators, along with environmental human rights law professor Mary Wood during the Q and A after the screening.  I also welcome any thoughts you might have for any comments that you’d like me to make!


Link to register for the event:


More description:


The film features:


·      Poetry by Deb Marquart, a writer, singer, and teacher who has taught writing workshops in Bakken oil field communities most affected by fracking


·      Interviews with Tom Kerns and Kathleen Dean Moore, co-editors of the new book Bearing Witness: The Human Rights Case Against Fracking and Climate Change


·      Stories from those on the front lines of fracking


·      Comments from environmental justice activists, including Sandra Steingraber and Jacqueline Patterson


·      Comments from legal experts and key points from the advisory opinion of the Permanent People's Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking, and Climate Change



Sandra Steingraber is a biologist, author, and anti-fracking activist who serves as senior scientist for the Science and Environmental Health Network. Steingraber is an expert on the human health impacts of environmental conditions, especially related to fracking. She co-founded New Yorkers Against Fracking and serves as Science Advisor to Americans Against Fracking. She is the author of several books, including Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment.  

Mary Wood is a Philip H. Knight Professor of Law at the University of Oregon and the Faculty Director of the law school's nationally acclaimed Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center. She is an award-winning professor and the co-author of leading textbooks on public trust law and natural resources law. Her book, Nature's Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age, sets forth a new paradigm of global ecological responsibility. She originated the legal approach called Atmospheric Trust Litigation, now being used in cases brought on behalf of youth throughout the world, seeking to hold governments accountable for carbon pollution.

Film Premiere Event
Wednesday, June 2, 6 p.m. PST
Free and open to everyone
Click here to register

The film premiere event will be hosted by the Spring Creek Project and co-sponsored by 350 Seattle, 350 Vermont, Alaska Institute for Justice, Beyond Toxics, Center for Humans & Nature, Coalition to Protect New York, Permanent Peoples' Tribunal, Post Carbon Institute, Protect the Bush Alliance, Rogue Climate, and the School of Law at Queensland University of Technology.



Sandra Steingraber, PhD

Senior Scientist, Science and Environmental Health Network

Co-founder, Concerned Health Professionals of New York



Distinguished Scholar in Residence

Ithaca College, 2003-2021



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