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Gasland! Screening & Panel Discussion

Date/Time Thursday, January 1, 1970
from 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM
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When filmmaker Josh Fox was asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarked on a cross-country odyssey to learn about drilling and ‘fracking’ [hydraulic fracturing] for natural gas. He uncovered a trail of secrets, lies, and contamination. One Pennsylvania town reports that following drilling there, residents now 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. The movie is part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion that will also feature residents of the Marcellus region dealing with the consequences of natural gas drilling. Craig and Julie Sautner of Dimock are among the panelists. They came to national attention when deliveries of clean water were cut off after three years by Cabot Oil & Gas, with permission of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, even though the well water of the affected families is still contaminated. Craig Sautner was threatened with arrest for calling Governor Corbett’s office every day asking the Governor to intercede.

Part of the Marcellus Shale Exposed symposium.

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