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The New Fracking Extreme Extraction Dangers

  • Charleston Carnegie Public Library 712 6th St Charleston, Illinois 61920 (map)

Using graphs, pictures, and text to describe high-volume horizontal fracking, this presentation covers a few related issues (like pipelines), gives some historical, legal, and political background for oil and gas extraction. The speaker hopes to provide ideas for thought, discussion, and action regarding the future of energy.

Speaker : Vito Mastrangelo is a licensed Illinois attorney living in Jefferson County. He retired from public service in 2011 after 25 years working for the Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth District, first as a clerk to Justice Kasserman, then for the court as a Research Attorney, and for the last four years as the Director of Research. He also taught an evening business law class for many years at Rend Lake College. Since retiring from public service, he has volunteered for several nonprofit organizations, including Jefferson County Senior Services, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, and SAFE (Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment), and he currently serves on SAFE's Steering Committee. He has also served as Secretary (2013-15) and Chairperson (2015-17) of the Illinois Green Party.