Fracking, Environmental Health, and Gender Justice

On October 6, 2020, the Global Health Justice and Governance Program (GHJG) and Chelsea Clinton, Adjunct Assistant Professor within the Department of Health Policy and Management and GHJG Cooperating Faculty, hosted a virtual forum for scientists, advocates, and policy experts to share findings and strategies to address the public health implications of fracking.

The convening provided cross-disciplinary engagement on fracking and was structured around the following four areas of inquiry, featured as panel discussions: State of the Evidence; Impact/Leadership of Indigenous Communities and Gender Justice; Regulatory Context and Governance Surrounding Fracking; and Evidence to Action.

This event provided a platform for dialogue between stakeholders who often operate on different planes, and focused on information sharing and relationship building.

PANELS

State of the Evidence: What Do We Know and What Is Missing?

Micaela Martinez - Moderator
Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Joan Casey
Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Christopher Kassotis 
Assistant Professor, Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Wayne State University

Lisa McKenzie
Assistant Professor, Environmental & Occupational Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado, Denver Anschutz Medical Campus

Regulatory Context and Governance Surrounding Fracking

Chelsea Clinton - Moderator
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Seth Shonkoff
Executive Director, PSE Healthy Energy
Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley

Kate Konschnik
Director, Climate & Energy Program, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University

Amy Mall
Senior Advocate, Dirty Energy, Lands Division, Nature Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Impact/Leadership of Indigenous Communities and Gender Justice 

Ana Navas-Acien - Moderator
Director, Columbia University Superfund Research Program
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Kandi (Mossett) White
Native Energy & Climate Campaign Coordinator, Indigenous Environmental Network

Janene Yazzie
Sustainable Development Program Coordinator, International Indian Treaty Council
Co-Convener, Indigenous Peoples Major Group for Sustainable Development

Rochelle Diver
Environmental Health Program Coordinator, International Indian Treaty Council

Evidence to Action 

Terry McGovern - Moderator
Chair, Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Helen Slottje
Attorney, Slottje Law, PLLC

Mad Stano
Senior Legal Counsel, Energy Equity, The Greenlining Institute

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