Flammable tapwater Photo: Gasland, the movie
Join us Monday, March 3rd at 6:00 pm at the Redwood City Library for a very special viewing of the award winning film “Gasland II” about the increasingly widespread and disturbing practice of "Fracking".
This is a free film showing, but donations at the door are appreciated to help cover dinner costs.
Fracking, which was also the subject of a recent Matt Damon film "Promised Land", is the controversial practice of oil and gas companies to inject water mixed with toxic chemicals into the ground, under pressure, in order to fracture the soils underneath to release methane and capture shale gas.
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? GASLAND Part I explored the widespread contamination, pollution and health effects of the largest industrial drilling campaign in history across the US.
Famous scenes of people lighting their water on fire reverberated across the world and created awareness of the dangers of drilling and fracking.
GASLAND Part II is just as thrilling an investigation, but this time the GASLAND team focused on another level of contamination due to fracking:
The contamination of our democracy through the intense influence of oil and gas corporations on our political system. The result is every bit as shocking as the first film.
SPECIAL GUEST: Joining us with some introductory comments about Fracking in California and beyond will be David Turnbull, Campaigns Director of Oil Change International.