Picture this. You turn your faucet on and set your water on fire with a lighter.
This is true. This has happened in dozens of communities across the West and Midwest, where a destructive drilling process for natural gas called hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) has poisoned communities, wells, and streams with stews of toxic chemicals?
If this concerns you, please attend a free screening of GASLAND, a documentary film on the environmental consequences hydrofracking. This toxic mining process has spread through our country like wildfire since the revision of the US energy policy by the US administration in 2005.
GASLAND will be screened at the City Hall (4500 Knox Road), on Saturday, March 5 from 2:30-5:30pm. City’s Committee for a Better Environment (CBE) will host the screening.
Its mind boggling and terrifying and unless we take action, hydrofracking may soon come to Western Maryland.
Join in the discussion to follow. Delegate Heather Mizeur (District 20) of Maryland State Assembly, lead sponsor of a bill to regulate drilling for natural gas in Western Maryland, will participate in the discussion.
If you plan to attend the meeting, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
To know more about the movie, please check movie’s home page here.