Gasland 2 Idaho Road Show

Gasland 2 Idaho Road Show FlyerIn this explosive 2013 sequel to his Oscar-nominated, movement-building film Gasland, filmmaker Josh Fox offers a deeper, broader perspective on the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil occurring in 32 countries worldwide [1].  Gasland Part II reveals the high stakes on all sides of one of the most important environmental issues currently troubling our nation.  The documentary discloses the false industry portrayals of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil, as fracked wells inevitably leak toxic chemicals and the potent greenhouse gas, methane, over time.  To rush desperate development that contaminates water and air, threatens environmental and human health, harms families, animals, homes, and businesses, and endangers global climate, the powerful oil and gas industries undermine American democracy.  Join concerned Idahoans to ensure that people, not fossil fuel exploiters, decide the future of this country and protect Americans’ most basic rights.

Idaho Residents Against Gas Extraction (IRAGE) and Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) are hosting the Gasland 2 Idaho Road Show, providing community screenings across Idaho and plenty of updates about the current oil and gas situation in Idaho.  These free, public events encourage citizen comments on recently revised state oil and gas rules before and/or at a Wednesday, September 24 hearing [2, 3], as well as statewide participation in grassroots protests during the Global Frackdown on the Capitol steps in Boise on Saturday, October 11 [4, 5], and at Idaho Department of Lands offices on Wednesday, October 15, opposing another state lands and minerals lease auction [6].  As residents of Payette and surrounding counties and southeastern Idaho face impending fracking, knowledgeable activists are eager to discuss initiatives against oil and gas leasing, drilling, processing, and transporting in Idaho, with audience members at these scheduled tour stops:

Moscow: Monday, September 15, 7 pm, Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 South Main Street (hosted by Palouse Environmental Sustainability Coalition)

Sandpoint: Tuesday, September 16, 5:30 pm, East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar Street

Coeur d’Alene: Wednesday, September 17, 5:30 pm, Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 East Front Avenue

McCall: Thursday, September 18, 6 pm, McCall Public Library, 218 East Park Street

Hailey: Friday, September 19, 3 pm, Hailey Public Library, 7 West Croy Street

Pocatello: Saturday, September 20, 12 noon, Marshall Public Library, 113 South Garfield Avenue

Boise: Sunday, September 21, 2 pm, Main (downtown) Boise Public Library Marion Bingham Room, 715 South Capitol Boulevard

Ontario, Oregon: Monday, September 22, 5:30 pm, Ontario Community Library, 388 SW Second Avenue

WIRT and IRAGE extend hearty thanks to everyone who has arranged and contributed toward these screenings, as we together work to mobilize Idaho communities against corporate/government dirty energy inroads into our state.  Over just the last year, WIRT has ventured to Oregon, Montana, and the southern and northern parts of Idaho four times each for various campaigns.  Such extensive travel across our vast region has cost thousands of volunteer dollars.  Please consider generously supporting this $500 road show through the “Donate to WIRT” button on the WIRT website or at the address on our facebook and website pages.  Help us promote these crucial presentations that organize greater fracking resistance by sharing this announcement, printing and widely posting the Gasland 2 Idaho Road Show Flyer, and participating in one of these community screenings and conversations.  Contact IRAGE and WIRT to learn more about these and other opportunities to stop fracking in Idaho [7].

[1] Gasland Part II (Josh Fox)

[2] Comments on Proposed Negotiated Idaho Oil and Gas Rules (August 1, 2014 Idaho Residents Against Gas Extraction and Wild Idaho Rising Tide)

[3] Oil and Gas: Rulemaking for IDAPA 20.07.02 Rules Pertaining to Conservation of Crude Oil and Natural Gas (2014 Idaho Department of Lands)

[4] Global Frackdown! in Boise 9-22-12 (September 24, 2012 Wild Idaho Rising Tide)

[5] Idaho Global Frackdown 2 10-19-13 (October 19, 2013 Wild Idaho Rising Tide)

[6] Idaho Gas Lease Auction Protest and Petition Report (April 17, 2014 Wild Idaho Rising Tide)

[7] Idaho Residents Against Gas Extraction (Idaho Residents Against Gas Extraction)

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