Triple Divide is a documentary film on shale gas development via fracking
As always, this latest Newfield Community Conversation is free and open to the public.
Following the screening, there will be a discussion with the filmmakers (via Skype) and with several residents of Bradford County, PA who have experienced living with shale gas drilling. As always, this latest Newfield Community Conversation is free and open to the public.
Triple Divide is the work of Public Herald, a Pennsylvania-based non-profit dedicated to investigative journalism in the public interest. The film is the outcome of an 18-month investigation into a range of recurring impacts of shale gas development, including contaminated water, air, and land; intimidation and harassment; loss of property, investments, and standard of living; community disruption; destruction of the public trust; illness; fragmentation of Pennsylvania’s last stands of core forest; and lack of protection over basic human rights.
Through personal stories, experts, and case files of public documents, Triple Divide tells a cautionary tale about the consequences of shale gas development by way of fracking. The film calls into question the effectiveness of regulation of the gas industry, as it reveals the failure of Pennsylvania’s regulations to protect the public and the environment, and the failure of natural gas companies to prevent real and immediate dangers, whether or not they’re in compliance with regulations.
If you have family, friends or neighbors who are still either disengaged or undecided on the issue of shale gas drilling in New York, this film is a good tool for raising their awareness, as it is quite sober in tone, no gimmicks, etc.
The post-film discussion should be quite interesting even for the best-informed among us, and we hope many of you will be able to attend.