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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Filmmaker Josh Fox Coming To Franklin Commons To Screen And Discuss His Film Gasland

GaslandAward-winning and Oscar-nominated documentary film “Gasland” and filmmaker Josh Fox comes to Franklin Commons September 7th at 6:00 pm. Exploring the urgent issue of the dangers of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), the event will feature discussion between Fox, state legislators, and the public, as well as a screening of the film.

Fracking is a means of natural gas extraction that involves millions of gallons of water, sand, and undisclosed chemicals being injected under high pressure into the ground. 80-100 tons of chemicals are used per frack and scientists have identified known carcinogens, such as Benzene, among these substances.

The evening begins at 6:00 pm with an hour of dinner and drinks (BYOB). Seating is limited and tickets may be ordered now via email to lisa@consultcts.com. Your $35 donation purchases a ticket for the entire evening's events.

Starting at 7:00 pm, Fox and state legislators will be invited to take part in a panel discussion, followed by a Q&A, and then a screening of “Gasland.” Reservations for this portion are also limited and tickets may be purchased for a donation of $10.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Protecting Our Waters, a Philadelphia-based grassroots alliance committed to protecting the Delaware River Basin, the state of Pennsylvania, and our region from unconventional gas drilling and other threats to our drinking water, environment, and public health.

Franklin Commons is located at 400 Franklin Ave, Phoenixville, PA 19460.

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