Come watch Gasland, a documentary about the social and physical effects of Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking), and afterwards enjoy a Q&A session with director and environmental activist Josh Fox.
In Gasland, Josh Fox narrates his reception of a letter in 2008 from a natural gas company offering to lease his family’s land Pennsylvania for $100,000 to drill for gas. Fox then sets out to see how communities are being affected in Colrado, Wyoming, Utah, and Texas where natural gas drilling has been underway for the last decade. He speaks with residents who have experienced a variety of chronic health problems directly traceable to the contamination of the air, of their water wells, or of surface water. Throughout the documentary, Fox reaches out to scientists, politicians, and gas industry and ultimately found himself himself in the halls of Congress as a subcommittee was discussing the a bill to amend a Safe Drinking Water Act to repeal an exemption for hydraulic fracturing.
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