GASLAND: Screening and Pipeline Discussion, Saturday, 11/6 (4-7:30)

Gasland Screening & Pipeline Discussion

Saturday, November 6, 2010 – 4:00pm

NO Gas Pipeline is pleased to announce the screening of GASLAND in Jersey City!

On Saturday, NO Gas Pipeline will be hosting a screening of GASLAND, the documentary which exposes the dangerous drilling practice known as “Fracking” which is used to extract natural gas from shale.  Fracking is polluting our water supply with toxins – Fracking is happening in the Marcellus Shale (adjacent to New Jersey) and it endangers our water supply.

The increase of the supply of natural gas in the region is the major reason why Spectra Energy wants to build a pipeline through the middle of Jersey City.

There will also be a panel discussion featuring Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy,  Councilman Sottolano, Councilman Fulop, Councilwoman Richardson, Councilman-At-Large Velazquez and Mike Benard, Founder of SpectraEnergyWatch.com.

Date:  November 6
Time:  4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Doors Open 3 PM

Location

Loew’s Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306 (map)
201.798.6055
http://www.loewsjersey.org

Price

$10 Donation
Children under 15 accompanied by an adult are free

Please consider that your online donation of at least $10 will give you admittance to see Gasland. Click here or the “Donate” button below to donate by credit card, debit card or by PayPal. Print and bring your donation receipt as proof of donation.

About the film:

“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.”

Editorial note: And if you’re looking for a tasty vegetarian Indian meal after the show, BLS ELS blogger recommends Sapthagiri, right down the street from the theater!

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