“Gasland” Film showing
WHEN: Tuesday, August 9th at 6:30 pm
WHERE: Hartland Public Library Community Room, 153 Rt 5, Hartland, VT
WHAT: FREE Public screening of the documentary “Gasland”
“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 “Saudi 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.”
From the film’s website at http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/