Free screenings of Gasland April 6 and 7: info and movie trailer here

 

By Jamie Wolf

The Wyoming Outdoor Council is co-hosting a FREE showing of the 2011 Oscar-nominated documentary Gasland and we invite you to attend.

When: Wednesday, April 6, at 6 p.m. Followed by questions and discussion with Gasland’s featured Pavillion, Wyoming landowners John and Catherine Fenton. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: University of Wyoming Business Auditorium, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie (between 14th and 15th on Ivinson.)

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When: Thursday, April 7th, at 7 p.m. Followed by questions and discussion with Gasland’s featured Pavillion, Wyoming landowners John and Catherine Fenton. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Where: Cheyenne, Kiwanis Community House, Lions Park, 4603 Lions Park Drive, Cheyenne

Light refreshments will be provided.

About the film:

Gasland filmmaker Josh Fox was asked to lease his land for natural gas drilling by an energy company that wanted to use a chemical-injection technique called hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” to release the gas. Fox’s reaction was to embark on a cross-country journey to discover more about the on-the-ground social, environmental, and economic repercussions of the widespread use of this technology. He made a film about that trip.

Fox’s quest led him to, among other stops, the small agricultural town of Pavillion, Wyoming. There he met local famers John and Catherine Fenton, who share, in the film, the story of their family’s challenges with fracking on and around their land.

Mr. Fenton and Mrs. Fenton will join us for both presentations of the film and will be available for questions and discussion afterward. This is a rare opportunity not to be missed!

For more information about Gasland visit the Gasland website.

This event is hosted by the Wyoming Outdoor Council, the Powder River Basin Resource Council, and the University of Wyoming student group the Good Mule Project.

Jamie Wolf, the Wyoming Outdoor Council’s outreach coordinator, can be reached at jamie@wyomingoutdoorcouncil.org or 307.721.7610.

 

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