Transition Tallahassee is teaming up with several local environmental and social justice organizations to host a screening of Gasland II, a film about the dangers of fracking, on Sunday, October 6th at 3:00pm at the local IMAX theatre. The film will be followed by a discussion with Joe Mule, President of Preserve Our Paradise, the Naples organization working to stop fracking in Collier County.
Florida is facing the immediate threat of fracking in Collier County, which contains Naples and Immokalee. Many residents near the proposed drilling site get their drinking water from wells, and the site is also nearby the Florida Everglades, Big Cypress National Preserve, Picayune Strand State Forest, and Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. We need to stand up as Floridians so that a precedent of fracking in our state is not established, and say, “Don’t Frack Florida!”
Attendees will have the opportunity to sign a petition to nationally ban fracking from Food & Water Watch, as well as speak with Tallahassee activists working on a bill to ban fracking statewide.
Gasland II, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing 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. In addition the film looks at how the powerful oil and gas industries are in director Josh Fox’s words “contaminating our democracy”.
Watch the trailer here:
This event is free and open to the public, however, donations are warmly appreciated.
Florida Physicians for Social Responsibility
Florida Food & Water Watch
Florida League of Conservation Voters
ReThink Energy Florida
Big Bend Sierra Club
Tallahassee Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Tallahassee Sustainability Group
UUCT Green Sanctuary
FAMU Green Coalition
FSU Environmental Service Program
Teens Turning Green