Split Estate Film Screening and Fracking Discussion


Climate Ambassadors, Wesleyan’s hot new climate justice group, is heating up the campus faster than greenhouse gas emissions are heating up the planet:

Climate Ambassadors is hosting a screening of Split Estate followed by a discussion with State RepresentativeMatt Lesser ’07 and Ariana Shapiro, an anti-fracking activist who has organized civil disobedience demonstrations against the natural gas industry in upstate New York.

Come to learn about and discuss the issues of hydro-fracking on a state and national scale, as well as how Wesleyan is complicit in this unjust industry.

Date: Tuesday, April 16
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: Downey House 113
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Read more after the jump.

Split Estate maps a tragedy in the making, as citizens in the path of a new drilling boom in the Rocky Mountain West struggle against the erosion of their civil liberties, their communities and their health. Exempt from federal protections like the Clean Water Act, the oil and gas industry has left this idyllic Colorado landscape and its rural communities pockmarked with abandoned homes and polluted waters. Local residents, gravely ill, fight for their health and for the health of their children. As public health concerns mount, Split Estate cracks the sugarcoating on an industry touted as a clean alternative to fossil fuels, and poignantly drives home the need for real alternatives.

 

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