Tuesday, October 5, 2010

GASLAND Movie Showings

GASLAND Movie Showings: No admission charges at any of the three locations below.

Sunday, October 3rd: Uniontown State Theater
37 East Main Street
Uniontown, PA.
Two showings: 1 pm and 3 pm.

Monday, October 11th: Ohio County Public Library
5 16th St
Wheeling, WV 26003.
(304) 232-0244.
One Showing: Noon.

Tuesday, October 12th: College of Law
WVU, off University Ave.
Morgantown, WV.
Time: 6:30 pm.
"Green Tables" for information distribution.
[Questions: justpeace@yahoo.com]

For Background Information See: http://gaslandthemovie.com/


GasLands-- The Documentary. 1 hour and 43 minutes.

GasLand Exposes The Dangers Of Natural Gas Drilling Called Hydraulic Fracturing - 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.


NOTE: While not every detail reported in the movie is portrayed accurately, the issues covered and the information presented are much more than thought provoking and challenging. And, in my opinion, the alternative explanations that have been offered for some details also represent problems for our region, that is for the exploration, development, production and transmission of natural gas from the
Marcellus shale formation.

Duane G. Nichols, Co-Chair,
WV/PA Monongahela Area Watersheds Compact.

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