April 10 and 13 — film, “Gasland” HBO documentary on fracking

Contact: Lochlan Dougherty, lochlan.dougherty@mymail.champlain.edu

April 10 — where and when: IDX Fireside Lounge, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

April 13 — Where and when: Alumni Auditorium, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join students from Champlain College’s Communication & Ethics class for two screenings of the HBO documentary film Gasland.   View trailer below.   More information on the film.

Synopsis: The film focuses on the topic of natural gas drilling and the problems that many in our own country are facing because of it. The documentary is very inspiring and was made by one man hoping to shed some light on this drilling that has become more popularly known as fracking. As fracking becomes more and more popular it has begun to spread into more heavily populated areas and has even been proposed in Vermont. The idea is good, but the process by which companies are drilling to reach the gas is extremely detrimental to the environment and to nearby water supplies and has been shown to cause serious health issues for those whose water has been affected.

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