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CRPE Spring Luncheon: Behind California's Fracking Boom

The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment

Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PST)

CRPE Spring Luncheon: Behind California's Fracking Boom

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Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment invites you to our Inaugural Spring Luncheon. The event will include a panel discussion entitled, “Behind California’s Fracking Boom,” about the state’s controversial practice. Fracking in California has the potential to degrade our natural resources, affecting the future growth of other, cleaner industries. We will showcase the emerging legal issues of fracking and the California Environment Quality Act (CEQA), and the work of South San Joaquin Valley residents who are fighting fracking in their communities. This will be a conversation you do not want to miss! MCLE credit will be available.

The Luncheon is also an opportunity for you to lend your support to the Luke Cole Memorial Fellowship and help us mentor the next generation of public interest lawyers. Named after our founder, CRPE created the fellowship to offer a unique opportunity to new lawyers to take on national environmental justice issues as community advocates and high-impact litigators.

Tables and sponsorships available. Contact Bobbie Peyton with any additional questions at (415) 346-4179 x 300 or bpeyton@crpe-ej.org.



Panelists for "Behind California's Fracking Boom"


Angela Johnson Meszaros is General Counsel at Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles where she works to ensure that public health professionals are engaged in environmental public health policy and supporting community-based efforts to protect public health. Angela has nearly 20 years of experience working with communities and organizations on environmental justice issues in the Los Angeles region.


Hollin Kretzmann is a Staff Attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, focused on advocating for action that will mitigate the effects of climate change. Before joining CBD, Hollin worked with Pennsylvania’s Clean Air Council, advocating for maintaining clean air through litigation and government oversight. Hollin holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.


Seth Berrin Shonkof is the Executive Director of Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy. An environmental and public health scientist by training, Seth has more than 12 years of experience working on issues related to water, air, climate, ecological, and population health research. Most recently Seth was a part of a report that is making global headlines about why the Monterey Shale may not be a prosperous as suspected. 



Madeline Stano (Moderator) is the inaugural Luke Cole Memorial Fellow. A Metro-Detroit native, Madeline first became passionate about environmental justice while witnessing water shutoffs in the Detroit area. She graduated with a BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan and became a licensed attorney in California after attending George Washington University Law School. Madeline leads CRPE's civil rights program and helped launched our community driven fracking work.







Alex Cole 

Nicholas Targ



Have questions about CRPE Spring Luncheon: Behind California's Fracking Boom? Contact The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment

When & Where

The City Club of San Francisco
155 Sansome Street
11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PST)

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The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment

The Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment is a national environmental justice organization whose mission is to achieve healthy, sustainable communities through collective action and the law. For 25 years, CRPE has successfully fought toxic chemical pollution in the Central Valley, representing primarily Latino and African American clients taking on factory dairy pollution, pesticide poisoning, superfund site clean-up, toxic waste dumping and water rights, among other environmental health issues. We have also represented communities from Camden, NJ to Kivalina, Alaska in groundbreaking Civil Rights and environmental cases. www.crpe-ej.org


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CRPE Spring Luncheon: Behind California's Fracking Boom
San Francisco, CA Events
The Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment - 47 Kearny Street, Suite 804, San Francisco, CA 94108 - (415)346-4179

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