Thank you to the FWLN for this opportunity to hear two superstars speak about the health risks associated with life in the gas patch.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Fort Worth Firefighters Hall
3855 Tulsa Way
Fort Worth,TX 76107
Ft. Worth League of Neighborhoods will be hosting a public meeting featuring Wilma Subra, a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award winning chemist and Dr. Theo Colborn, internationally known Environmental Scientist known for her work on the health effects of fracking chemicals.
Topics to be covered will include:
Seating will be limited so come early.
Bio’s in alphabetical order:
Dr. Theo Colborn
Environmental health analyst
B.S. in pharmacy from Rutgers University,
M.A. in fresh water ecology from Western State College of Colorado,
PhD in zoology, with distributed minors in epidemiology, toxicology, and water chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Field and laboratory research: mobilization of low levels of toxic trace metals in high altitude streams in Colorado.
Fellowship from the US Congress, Office of Technology Assessment
Established and ran the Wildlife and Contaminants Program at World Wildlife Fund until 2002.
Served on the EPA Science Advisory Board and several EPA panels; on a Canada/US International Joint Commission Health Committee since 1989; advised
Environment Canada, Health Canada, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the US Department of the Interior,
Advised similar government agencies in Europe, the UK, and Japan. Published in scientific journals and books on the effects of low level and/or ambient exposure to toxic chemicals called endocrine disruptors which has triggered action at the state, national, and international level to improve the protocols for testing chemicals when determining their safety.
Environmental Scientist, Chemist
Served seven year term as Vice-Chair of the Environmental Protection Agency National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT)
National Advisory Committee of the U.S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation
EPA National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) where she served as a member of the Cumulative Risk and Impacts Working Group of the NEJAC Council
Chaired the NEJAC Gulf Coast Hurricanes Work Group.
She is an EARTHWORKS board member and a Texas Oil & Gas Accountability Project Steering Committee member.
Mrs. Subra holds degrees in Microbiology/Chemistry from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.
Received the MacArthur Fellowship “Genius” Award from the MacArthur Foundation for helping ordinary citizens understand, cope with and combat environmental issues in their communities.
One of three finalists in the Environmental Category of the 2004 Volvo for Life Award.
Oh yeah, Titan Engineering and Ed Ireland’s toxicologist will also be there.