Now a hot topic in Los Angeles, "fracking" is the focus of an evening featuring Josh Fox's documentaries "The Sky Is Pink" and GASLAND, with a panel discussion between films 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
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. So what’s next?
Come be a part of a fully informed public!
To begin the evening, Josh Fox’s new documentary short and follow-up to GASLAND “The Sky Is Pink” will screen. Following, join us for a panel discussion and Q&A session with experts including:
Paul Ferrazzi, Executive Director, Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community
Dr. Clyde Tom Williams, Retired Oil/Gas Field Specialist and Sierra Club-California, CalFrack Coordinator
Meghan Sahli-Wells, Culver City Council Member
GASLAND will screen after the discussion.