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Fracking Awareness Night @ The Aero

 

August 14, 2012



Screening of Josh Fox’s Documentary GasLand and “Emergency Short” The Sky Is Pink & Live Panel Discussion is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21 at 7:30pm

At the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica

It will be presented by The American Cinematheque, Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community, Transition CC, Food & Water Watch, Sierra Club

Now a hot topic in Los Angeles, (and particularly in Culver City), "fracking" is the focus of an evening at featuring Josh Fox's documentaries "The Sky Is Pink" and GASLAND, followed by a panel discussion with environment experts.

What is Fracking?

Our country is in the midst of an unprecedented gas drilling boom brought on by a controversial technology called horizontal hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” into our domestic shale rock formations. Seeking ways to squeeze a yield from depleted oil fields, natural gas producers all over the country are forcing trapped natural gas up & out via high-pressure injecting millions of gallons of water, sand & toxic chemicals. Read more from Food & Water Watch here: <http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/briefs/california-here-they-come/>

You may have heard about it on the east coast or midwest. Now intensive drilling and horizontal fracking has come to California, and our very own Inglewood/Baldwin Hills oil field (the largest contiguous urban oil field in America) is at the heart of the debate. Culver City Council recently took a bold step in sending a message to Governor Brown. <http://transitionculvercity.org/2012/07/words-matter-culver-city-council-votes-5-0-in-favor-of-statewide-fracking-ban/> So what’s next?

 

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