Tuesday, May 24, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Fracking is coming to Ohio. Learn all about it.
The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents 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. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.
Followed by a discussion panel consisting of Matt Trokan from the Sierra Club and other fracking experts. Admission is free. Co sponsored by the Free Press, the Sierra Club, and the Central Ohio Green Education Fund.