MEDIA ALERT: “Manure to Energy”: Who Really Gets Burned?
A Lower Eastern Shore community forum on the environmental & public health risks of industrial chicken manure incineration schemes
WHAT: Listen to expert testimony & learn about the scientific and real-world community impacts of “Manure to Energy” technology claims. Audience Q&A follows.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 7:00pm ET
WHERE: Broadwater Academy, 3500 Broadwater Road, Exmore, VA 23350
WHO: Mike Ewall| Founder & Director, Energy Justice Network
Emcee: Maria Payan | Socially Responsible Agricultural Project
Across the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia, industrial poultry operations are expanding at unprecedented rates, housing millions of birds in confined enclosures on small parcels of land with no regard for the negative impacts on surrounding communities. Since 2014, more than 400 poultry houses have been permitted or are in the approval pipeline — the majority in Accomack County. The local situation is primed for an environmental, economic and public health crisis.
Across the nation, factory farms damage air quality, water safety and public health for rural residents — and they raise a very real and troubling question that calls for a science-based answer: How will industrial poultry operations safely handle & dispose of the massive amounts of animal waste produced at these facilities?
“Manure to energy” technology is being touted by the industry as a win-win solution to the factory farm pollution problem — a silver bullet process that incinerates industrial-scale amounts of animal waste and creates energy. You’ve heard the myths. Now find out about the facts.
Sponsored by the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, a group working in communities across the nation impacted by factory farms, and supported by independent Accomack County and Northampton County citizens.
For more information, please contact:
Maria Payan | SRAP
e: firstname.lastname@example.org | p: 717-826-7286