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Can You Light Your Water on Fire?

"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."-Gasland

The Geosciences Association and Department of Chemistry and Geosciences will be showing the award-winning documentary Gasland on Wednesday, April 13th from 6-8 pm in 8-200.  Join us to learn more about hydrofracking and natural gas exploration in New York State!

A promotional flyer is available on the M drive:  M:\Courses\GEO\Gasland.ppt

Jessica Barone