Emmy Award-winning film "Gasland"
Nov 05, 2012
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
|Where||Decorah Public Library|
|Contact Name||Kristin Torresdal|
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Decorah Public Library will host a free screening of the Emmy Award-winning film Gasland at 7:00 p.m. on Mon. Nov. 5. Gasland, a film by Josh Fox, documents the fracking process and its consequences. The film showing is free; seating is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis, so attendees may want to arrive early.
Fracking relies upon a type of sand found in our tri-state region of northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota and southwest Wisconsin. An application to mine for frac sand near New Albin was withdrawn on October 16 following a community-wide meeting in New Albin to protest the proposed operation.
Ric Zarwell, who heads Allamakee County Protectors, says that the gas and oil industries will continue their push to mine for sand in our region. The costs of environmental damage, health impairment, road destruction by heavy vehicles, and loss of tourism would be borne by county residents.
The film’s producers have waived the screening fee. The showing is co-sponsored by the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center and Free River Press. Call the library at 563-382-3717 for more information.