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Progressive Democrats of America – PA 12th CD Chapter

Award Winning Film GASLAND Showing

Posted by randyshannon on May 31, 2010

“GasLand” Movie, June 5

GASLAND is an American documentary film written and directed by Josh Fox. The film focuses on communities in the United States impacted by natural gas drilling and, specifically, a drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing.  ‘Fracking’ is being done in the Pittsburgh area and surrounding counties in the Marcellus shale formation and can cause serious health and environmental problems. 

“GASLAND”

A documentary about the thrills and perils
of Marcellus shale drilling
Saturday, June 5
Show time is 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:00 pm.
Byham Theater
6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Free to the public

Organized and funded in large part by Clean Water Action, the event is also sponsored by Center for Coalfield Justice, Duquesne University’s Center for Environmental Research and Education and School of Leadership & Professional Advancement, GASP, Penn Environment, University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Healthy Environments and Communities, Sierra Club. and Three Rivers Waterkeeper.

Following the showing will be a Q & A session with Gasland Filmaker Josh Fox and Myron Arnowitt (Clean Water Action), David Levdansky (State Representative), Ned Mulcahy, (Three Rivers Waterkeeper), John Stolz (Center for Environmental Research & Education, Duquesne U.) and Dan Volz (Center for Healthy Environments and Communities, U. Pittsburgh)

When filmmaker Josh Fox discovers that Natural Gas drilling is coming to his area—the Catskillls/Poconos region of Upstate New York and Pennsylvania, he sets off on a 24 state journey to uncover the deep consequences of the United States’ natural gas drilling boom. What he uncovers is truly shocking—water that can be lit on fire right out of the sink, chronically ill residents of drilling areas from disparate locations in the US all with the same mysterious symptoms, huge pools of toxic waste that kill cattle and vegetation well blowouts and huge gas explosions consistently covered up by state and federal regulatory agencies. These are just a few of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND

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