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Fracking film to be shown at Earthplace in Westport

Published 5:05 pm, Thursday, November 21, 2013
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Earthplace will be hosting a special screening of "Gasland Part II" on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The film will be followed by a question-and-answer session with David Brown and state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, local experts and activists on the topic of fracking.

"Gasland Part II" is the follow-up to the Oscar-nominated film "Gasland," which focused on the U. S. communities impacted by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. In "Gasland Part II," filmmaker Josh Fox takes a more in-depth look at the personal and environmental dangers and implications of fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil.

The evening will kick off at 6:30 p.m. at Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, with a reception, and the film will begin at 7.

Following the film, there will be a discussion with Brown, a public health toxicologist and director of public health toxicology for Environment and Human Health Inc., and Steinberg, who introduced a fracking waste ban bill to the Connecticut legislature in 2012.

Earthplace is co-sponsoring the free screening with Westport Green Task Force and Clean Water Action Connecticut.

Seating is limited and registration is required.

Register at www.bit.ly/EPGasland2. For more information, call 203-227-7253 or visit www.earthplace.org.