Gasland -- movie on fracking -- showing in DeForest

Have you wondered what the word "frack" means, as in fracking for natural gas and oil?  It is a combined form of "fracture" and "crack," and it has to do with new technology for drilling for those energy resources.

DeForest Area Progressives (D.A.P.) is hosting a social evening with a screening of a documentary movie titled Gasland.  The event will take place onSaturday, September 22, 2012, from7:00 to8:30 p.m. at the D.A.P. headquarters,6610 Lake Road (Windsor Commons strip mall).  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.  There will be a social time from6:30 to7:00.  Discussion about the film will follow the showing.  Snacks will be served.

One of the reviews of Gasland described it like this:  "Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown."  Some regard frack drilling as an answer to American energy independence.  Others regard it as a poisonous threat to our future.  Variety magazine has said, "Gasland may become to the dangers of gas drilling what Silent Spring was to DDT."

Whatever your views, come and join in the discussion.


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