Berks Gas Truth is preparing to host FRACKAPALOOZA TWO, an event that mixes music and conversation about fracking and its impacts.
The first Frackapalooza was held in October 2012, just weeks before the release of 61 tons of Volatile Organic Compounds and 174 million cubic feet of natural gas during what has been called an operator error at the Bernville compressor station. Since then, Berks County has found itself in the path of the industry’s infrastructure build-out in the form of two proposed natural gas pipelines and the proposed Berks Hollow natural gas power plant.
If Frackapalooza Two was a film sequel, the tagline would be, “This time it’s personal.”
Among the musicians featured is Berks County native Richard Feridun who is now a NYC-based guitarist. He’ll accompany Nashville singer-songwriter Amelia White and NYC-based bass player Matt Lindsay. Local favorites Jack Murray and Alan Landes will round out the entertainment portion of the program. Walter Brasch, author of the book Fracking Pennsylvania: Flirting with Disaster, will be one of the featured speakers. Karen Feridun, founder of Berks Gas Truth, will discuss the local issues mentioned above and will kick-off a statewide campaign to purchase deliveries of replacement water for Pennsylvania families whose wells have been contaminated by fracking. The program will include additional surprise guests.
To be held at the Landhaven Bed & Breakfast, 1194 Huff’s Church Road, Barto, PA 19504 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Susquehanna resident Craig Stevens is tentatively scheduled to be on hand with the truck he and Dimock resident Ray Kemble turned into a truck they use to deliver water to impacted families in Northeastern,Pa.