Don’t Frack NL – A Musical Submission to the NLHFRB by James Parsons, June 2, 2015
… The main gravitating body of reference was Corie Hartnett, with the solid gold Satellite Dancers Jenne Nolan and Paula Graham. Essential camerawork was provided by Erika Steeves. I shot some video here and there, and did the editing. One very large issue that this video does not address directly is that the Newfoundland and Labrador Hydraulic Fracturing Review Board (their Proper Title) is only holding public consultations in two communities, although fracking would be an issue for more than Stephenville and Corner Brook. Granted, regional distribution of population being what it is, people from a great number of places might have to meet in Corner Brook or Stephenville in order to make the point to the panel.
Paula Graham is doing a Ph D on how art influences political action.
Paula will be presenting the video on panel 6B with Erika Steeves (refer to snap below) at Petrocultures 2016, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, August 31 – September 3, 2016:
Petrocultures 2016 will bring together scholars, policy-makers, industry employees, artists, and public advocacy groups from across North America and beyond. Confirmed Keynote Speakers include: Barbara Neis (Memorial University); Helge Ryggvik (University of Oslo); Graeme MacDonald (University of Warwick); and, Elizabeth Nyman (University of Louisiana at Lafayette).
Looks very interesting, a few examples snapped from the program on July 4:
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Newfoundland and Labrador Hydraulic Fracturing Review Panel included Dr. Maurice Dusseault, seemingly industry’s favourite because he’s been appointed to all frac review panels in Canada so far, even though he has a frac patent indicating serious conflict of interest, and was hired by the regulator in Wyoming, apparently to white wash contamination by Encana after fracing drinking water aquifers there!
Description of Dr. Dusseault’s Patent on Canadian Intellectual Property Office website.