What: The “Goundswell Rising” Dynamic Video on the Effects of Fracking
When: TUESDAY September 8th, 2015, 7:00 – 8:55 PM
Where: At the Dan Beard Boy Scout Council (10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241)
Speaker: Introduction by Matt Trokan
Fracking is an unconventional type of drilling that can tap shale reserves that have previously been unreachable. However Fracking requires millions of gallons of freshwater, larger drill pads, increased truck traffic, increased drill cuttings, and produces 200 times more air pollution than traditional drilling. Fracking also produces waste water which is laced with hundreds of chemicals of concerned, toxic metals, and normally occurring radioactive materials.
Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air and Water, the new documentary from Emmy Award-winning Resolution Pictures, captures the passion of people engaged in a David and Goliath confrontation. They stand together, challenging a system that promotes profit over health. We meet mothers, fathers, scientists, doctors, farmers and people from all sides of the political spectrum taking a hard look at energy extraction techniques not proven to be safe. With the Oil and Gas industry’s expansion of fracking seen as a moral issue, this provocative documentary tracks a people’s movement, a groundswell rising towards reason and sensitivity, to protect life, today and tomorrow.
Matt Trokan is a native of Cincinnati but has traveled broadly across Ohio and the country enjoying, exploring, and protecting our wild places. He received a B.A. in history from Xavier University in 2003 and a M.A. in environmental study from The Evergreen State College in 2009. Matt has over a decade of public service and community development experience. For the past five years Matt has been the Sierra Club’s Clean Water Specialist, and has managed the Ohio Clean Water Campaign working to engage, educate, and empower Ohioans to restore, improve, and protect our waterways.