[PAST EVENT] [AMP] Screening of Gasland and Q&A with Director Josh Fox

February 25, 2015
Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium
200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
In Gasland, Josh Fox narrates his reception of a letter in 2008 from a natural gas company offering to lease his family's land in Pennsylvania for $100,000 to drill for gas. Fox then sets out to see how communities are being affected in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Texas where natural gas drilling has been underway for the last decade. He speaks with residents who have experienced a variety of chronic health problems directly traceable to the contamination of the air, of their water wells, or of surface water. Throughout the documentary, Fox reaches out to scientists, politicians, and gas industry and ultimately finds himself in the halls of Congress as a subcommittee was discussing the a bill to amend a Safe Drinking Water Act to repeal an exemption for hydraulic fracturing.


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