The Paradise Theatre, Paonia CO
film screening GASLAND
Paradise Theatre
Paonia, CO
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film screening GASLAND
Sat 5/29 film screening GASLAND
Presented by the Citizens for a Healthy Community Organization
(7:00) with a discussion with the director, Josh Fox

CONTACT: Robin Smith  Citizens for a Heathy Community
PHONE:  970-527-4401    EMAIL:

Hotchkiss, CO  The 2010 Sundance Film Festival award winning documentary Gasland, a film that explores the deep environmental consequences of the United States' natural gas drilling boom, will screen Saturday, May 29th, 7:00 p.m. at the Paradise Theater in Paonia.  

A discussion with the movie's director Josh Fox, environmental health analyst Dr. Theo Colborn and Citizens for a Healthy Community board member Robin Smith will immediately follow the 99 minute movie.

The screening is presented by Citizens for a Healthy Community, a grassroots organization of Delta county citizens concerned about the ongoing natural gas drilling projects in the region.

Natural gas is being championed as the answer to many of our energy woes.  It's touted by both industry and politicians as a "clean burning fuel" and as the "bridge fuel" that will help slow climate change.  But what's put into the ground during drilling for natural gas isn't so clean.  

Natural gas extraction often requires hydraulic fracturing, a process that pumps a brine of water and chemicals, including known carcinogens and neurotoxins, into the ground to release the gas from sands and rocks. Since 2005 the process of 'fracking' has been exempt from a number of provisions of the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act and other long-held national environmental regulations, allowing the energy industry to play Russian roulette with our health.

When filmmaker Josh Fox receives a cash offer in the mail from a natural gas company to lease his property in the Upper Delaware Basin, he sets off on a multi-state journey that includes Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Texas to meet with other rural residents on the front line of the gas drilling boom. He discovers toxic streams, ruined aquifers, dying livestock, unexplained illnesses and kitchen sinks that burst into flame.

Josh travels with his banjo as companion and encounters EPA whistleblowers, members of Congress, world recognized scientists, and some of the most incredibly inspiring and heart-wrenching stories of ordinary Americans fighting against fossil fuel giants for environmental justice.

With natural gas projects slated for the Delta county area including150 wells proposed on Bull Mountain near McClure Pass, 3 wells on Oak Mesa near Hotchkiss, one well in the Surface Creek area, and 492 wells proposed on 90,400 acres between Delta and Grand Junction, this film is essential viewing.

Advanced tickets may be purchased on-line or at the door the day of the show.



Paradise Theatre
215 Grand Avenue
Paonia, CO 81428
United States

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