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Talk on plastics’ impact on climate change set

Lisa Anne Hamilton, director of Climate & Energy for the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), will speak at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at The Free Library of Northampton Township, 25 Upper Holland Road in Richboro.

Sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Bucks County, Hamilton’s presentation, “Climate Change Impacts Across the Life Cycle of Plastics,” is made possible by a grant from the Heinz Endowment to the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania’s (LWVPA) “Straight Scoop on Shale” project.

The Climate & Energy division of CIEL is one of three of its program areas of focus. CIEL is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has an office in Geneva, Switzerland.

The intent of the grant awarded to LWVPA is to engage people across the state in learning more about plastics, their impacts on health and environment, strategies for dealing with plastic disposal, and environmentally safer alternatives to plastics.

As part of its broad scope of work, CIEL is looking at plastics pollution and how the oil and gas industry is prepared to invest billions in expanding plastics production. The oil and gas industries involved in shale extraction in Pennsylvania and the intersection with the worsening problem of plastics pollution will be addressed in this program.

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