Seeking ways to squeeze a yield from depleted oil fields, natural gas producers are using a controversial new drilling method called hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking”)—injecting high-pressure water and toxic chemicals into shale formations such as the Inglewood/Baldwin Hills Oil Fields to force out trapped natural gas. Is this technology safe? What are the regulations to protect our community’s health and safety?
Become a part of a fully-informed public! Fracking Awareness Night includes a screening of Josh Fox’s new 2012 “emergency short” The Sky Is Pink plus his Academy Award-nominated 2010 documentary GasLand, followed by a panel discussion of the issues framed in our local context (panelists TBA).
Contact TransitionCulverCity@gmail.com for more info.
Aero Theatre (now American Cinematheque)
1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica
General Admission: $11, $9 senior or student with ID
Advance tickets will be available through fandango.comhttp://www.fandango.com/americancinemathequeattheaerotheatre_aacpd/theaterpage?date=8/21/2012 a week before the screening
Co-hosted by the Aero and local organizations Transition Culver City, Sierra Club West L.A. Chapter, Frack-Free Culver City, Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community, and national non-profit Food & Water Watch.