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Past PAUSE events and activities


April 05, 2013

TRIPLE DIVIDE - New York State Premiere of new PA documentary on shale gas development

Investigative journalism non-profit Public Herald's 18-month investigation into shale gas development in Pennsylvania's northern tier counties. Through personal stories, experts, and case files of public documents, Triple Divide tells a cautionary tale about the consequences of shale gas development by way of fracking.



Dec 08, 2012

EMPOWERED - Power from the People

PAUSE hosted a screening of the film “Empowered” featuring Tompkins County residents who have begun meeting their energy needs with local renewable energy. The event included a discussion with guests from the film: Director Shira Golding, Producer Suzanne McMannis, David Means, Annie Korman and Carolyn Kreisel, Sarah Highland, and Lily Gershon from the Dacha Project  


July 31, 2012

Shale Gas Promises, Shale Gas Realities

Craig Stevens, a 6th generation landowner from Susquehanna County, PA shared both his personal experiences with gas drilling and the results of his study of the gas industry. Town of Caroline Supervisor Don Barber, co-author of the TCCOG White Paper on Taxation Issues Related to Gas Drilling, spoke on "Revenues and Costs for Local Government if Gas Drilling Occurs".


April 20, 2012

Gas Leases - Legal and Financial Concerns

Joseph J. Heath, Esq. - “Problems with Gas Lease Termination”
Greg May - “Gas Leases and Residential Mortgages”
Elisabeth N. Radow, Esq. (via Skype) - “Impacts of Gas Leases on Homeownership and Mortgages”


March 19, 2012

When Home Becomes a Gasfield

Bradford County landowner and 6th generation Towanda resident Ruth Tonachel gave a talk "When Home Becomes a Boomtown" on the ways in which daily life and sense of place have changed since the arrival of the shale gas industry. Newfield resident Marie Terlizzi presented a Field Guide to Fracking with photos from Bradford County depicting all phases of gas drilling.


December 8, 2011

Gasland - The Movie


October 28, 2011

Drinking Water and Gas Drilling - What Are the Risks?

Dr. Steve Penningroth, Executive Director, Community Science Institute, spoke about “Monitoring Water for Gas Well Impacts”. Craig Schutt, Conservation District Manager, Tompkins County Soil & Water Conservation District (TCSWCD), discussed water resources, including aquifers, and the role of the TCSWCD in protecting them.


Sept 10, 2011

PAUSE at Newfield Old Home Days





PAUSE Spring 2011 Gas Drilling Awareness Speaker Series


June 10, 2011

PART III: Living in Gasland - A Bradford County, PA Perspective

Bradford Co dairy farmers Carol French and Carolyn Knapp, co-founders of PLGAS (Pennsylvania Landowners Group for Awareness and Solutions) and owners of leased land, spoke about their experiences in dealing with the gas industry and about how life has changed in nearby Bradford Co since the gas drilling industry moved in.



June 3, 2011

PART II: The Economic Impact of Gas Drilling in the Marcellus - Don't Jump to Conclusions

Economist Dr. Jannette Barth addressed the question of whether the potential economic gain of shale gas extraction in NYS was worth the risk.



May 26, 2011

PART I: Unconventional Gas Development from Shale Plays - Myths and Realities

Cornell Engineering Professor Anthony Ingraffea explained many of the physical aspects of shale gas extraction within a framework of exposing several favorite industry myths, especially the myth that fracking as planned for NYS is a 60-year-old, well proven technology.


Ingraffea Newfield ppt