Tuesday, October 5, 2010

PBS Special "Need To Know" on Hydrofracking for Natural Gas

Posted by: Noel Jones

Watch the PBS video special above on residents in Wyoming and how Big Gas is destroying their land, water and health. This is a crisis, and we need to fight to stop the same thing from happening to us in Pennsylvania. 30,000 new wells await the green light from Harrisburg--please call or write your representatives today! Or stick your head in the sand and get ready to drink some poisonous water and watch your property values plummet. The time to ACT is NOW.

For those of you who have been wondering when the documentary GASLAND will finally be showing at a screening in Easton, it's happening! Lafayette will be hosting this event and it will be FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  See the announcement below, mark your calendars and bring the family! The director, Josh Fox, will be there to answer your questions after the film!


Film Screening and Q&A with Director Josh Fox

Wednesday, October 13, 7:00PM
Kirby Hall, Room 104
GASLAND explains the dangers and environmental consequences of drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale.  Pennsylvania is among the states most sought after by gas-drilling companies.

"The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown."

For further information, contact Andy Smith at smitham@lafayette.edu

Event sponsored by: The Fund for Faculty Innovation, Film & Media Studies, Environmental Studies and American Studies

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