Do you oppose flammable drinking water and widespread illness caused by environmental contamination? Do you like free movies?
As noted previously by Blue Jersey (here, here and here) the controversial natural gas extraction method called “fracking” (slang for “hydraulic fracturing”) has been trying to extend its craptacular tendrils in our general direction for a couple of years now. But on Monday 11/21, the Delaware River Basin Commission will vote on new rules that could pave the way for nearly 20,000 fracking wells to be built in the river basin.
Yeah, not good for fans of safe water and good health. So along with some local partners, environment and sustainability watchdog Food and Water Watch is sponsoring two screenings of the the HBO documentary Gasland, which is to fracking what Supersize Me is to fast food. Not sure you understand the issue and it’s potentially devastating consequences? Or maybe you’re just cheap and need something to do this week. Either way. You can catch the New Brunswick screening today at 10 a.m., and the Princeton screening tomorrow at 7 p.m. Full details below the YouTubes.
When: Monday, Nov. 14 @ 9:10pm
Where: Rutgers Univ., Loree Hall, Room 20 (72 Lipman Drive) – parking available in Douglass Deck
Who: NJ Food & Water Watch, NJPIRG Student Chapters, Rutgers Univ. Student Assembly
When: Tuesday Nov. 15 @ 7pm
Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road
Who: NJ Food & Water Watch, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton