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Monday, November 14, 2011

LWVRI Workshop, "Addicted to Oil" 11/16

League of Women Voters of Rhode Island
Barrington Public Library

Wednesday, November 16th, 7 PM
Barrington Public Library Auditorium
281 County Road (Rte. 114), Barrington

“ADDICTED TO OIL”, A WORKSHOP ON AMERICAN ENERGY POLICY will be held on Wednesday, November 16th, 7 PM, in the Barrington Public Library Auditorium, 281 County Road (Rte. 114), Barrington, RI, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island and the Barrington Public Library.

America is addicted to oil. This is a threat to our economic, environmental, and homeland security. It is time to find a cure. The League of Women Voters of RI and the Barrington Public Library will sponsor a workshop to explore the treatment options. Dr Geoffrey Berg will conduct the workshop. In a brief power point presentation he will lay out the problem and a few concrete parameters that would define the results of a successful solution. He will then open the floor for discussion and see if by the end of the evening the public can come up with a workable solution to this vexing and intractable problem that plagues our nation.
Dr Berg is a physician with an abiding interest in the subject of energy independence and has done extensive research in this area for more than a decade.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. This workshop promotes the League national position on energy, summarized as, "Support environmentally sound policies that reduce energy growth rates, emphasize energy conservation and encourage use of renewable sources."

The Barrington Public Library is a place for enrichment, enjoyment and education. All of the library's programming is free and open to the public. It is fully handicapped accessible.

For more information, please contact Joanne DeVoe, joanned@qis.net, 401-247-3004.

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