Pitt-Greensburg to participate in nationwide screening of “Gasland”

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will participate in the nationwide screening of “Gasland” on Wednesday, December 1, at 8 p.m. in the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center. Following the screening, the audience will be able to participate in a live Q&A webcast with director Josh Fox. This event is free and open to the public.

“Gasland” is described as film maker Josh Fox’s cross-country odyssey that uncovers “a trail of secrets, lies, and contamination. A nearby Pennsylvania town where drilling recently occurred reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire.”

Fox embarked on this odyssey after being asked to lease his land for drilling as part of the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history that is sweeping the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudi Arabia of natural gas” beneath the United States. Fox questions whether fracking is safe, and “Gasland” documents his journey. The trailer for this movie is available for viewing at http://tinyurl.com/2bucc5l.

Publication Date

Friday, November 19, 2010 - 10:25am

Summary

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will participate in the nationwide screening of “Gasland” on Wednesday, December 1, at 8 p.m. in the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center. Following the screening, the audience will be able to participate in a live Q&A webcast with director Josh Fox. This event is free and open to the public.