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The Bear River Forum will feature the film Gasland II on Friday, September 27. In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide).
The forum will also include a Q&A with Shiloh Williams a professional in the natural gas drilling (and fracking) industry who will provide an on-the-ground perspective of the pros and cons of this technique. Williams has worked in the Uinta Basin’s oil and gas industry for the better part of eighteen years.
He has worked in various occupations for the industry from such things as pushing tools on oil rigs as a roughneck to a consultant. He has operated heavy equipment, installed equipment and pipelines, transported petroleum products by semi-truck, and worked in several refineries and gas plants. Currently, he runs equipment as a roustabout and is taking a break and laying low from the rat race.
The speaker portion of our event is free and open to the public. Please join us beginning at 8:30 p.m.
GASLAND PART II shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issuesfacing our nation today. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane.