Have you heard about a new type of natural gas drilling called fracking?
The Oscar nominated documentary GASLAND follows director Josh Fox on a cross country odyssey to explore the hidden world of fracking across America. Join the Sierra Club and Representative Denise Driehaus for a free screen and discussion of this critically acclaimed movie (Thursday May 24th from 7:30-10:00)
It is happening all across America and right here in Ohio.. Rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to laeas their property. Reason?
The company hopes to tap into a reservior dubbed the “Saudi Arabia of natural gas”. Halliburton developed a way to get gas out of the ground-called fracking- and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower. While fracking has been responsible for a huge surge in gas, it has also been linked to poisened wells, dirty air, and earthquakes.
How will this new gas boom effect our lives in Cincinnati Ohio? Will this be a trade-off between a short term energy fix and the future of our drinking water?
Join Ohio State Representative Denise Driehaus, Sierra Club Conservation Manager Matt Trokan, and
Food and Water Watch Orginizer Alison Auciello for a townhall style discussion following the movie.
Hope to see you there.