Screening of Gasland, Potluck and Games with the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition, Next Weds, 1/23/13

Join the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition for an evening of fun, entertainment, and conversation. We’ll watch the critically acclaimed film, Gasland, and enjoy dinner together. This is a chance to connect with Coalition members and learn something about the destructive technology capturing the interest of the energy industry: fracking.
This free event is open to everyone, whether you are already part of the Coalition, or want to come and consider joining. Bring a dish to share and board games if you have them. Come to the Ecology Center from 7 – 9 PM next Weds, January 23rd. Click here for more event details, and read on for a description of the film.

About 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 “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.”
[Photo by cecily.rose]

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