On Sunday November 3, at 1:00 P.M., there is a free screening of GASLAND Part II (winner of the 2013 Environmental Media Award and long awaited sequel to Gasland – the Emmy winning, Oscar nominated documentary that brought to the world’s attention the environmental dangers of fracking for natural gas). I highly recommend this important film, as New York is now at a crossroads: will Governor Cuomo allow fracking in New York State? It is critical that we New Yorkers learn how fracking has negatively impacted people throughout our nation, and surprisingly how its’ infrastructure and by-products (pipelines, compression stations, radon, and toxic waste), are already impacting us here in NY State – including right here in NYC!
In addition, Gasland Part II explores the role of the oil and gas companies’ political lobbying, the threat to our democratic process, and as a result, the government’s failure to protect clean air and water for all citizens. This event is hosted by elected officials: NY State Senator Adriano Espaillat, NY State Assembly Members Keith L.T. Wright and Linda Rosenthal, NYC Council Members Gale Brewer and Robert Jackson; and sponsored by The Mothers Project, The Beloved Earth Task Force of Riverside Church, and the NYC Coalition of Block and Community Leaders (of which I am a co-founder).
If you are interested, please register at themothersproject.com. The screening and post-movie discussion with electeds and hosts will be at Riverside Church Assembly Hall (91 Claremont Ave at West 120th Street). (Voluntary donations to this worthy cause are accepted online when you register for this important event). Please forward this invitation to your friends and neighbors! Thanks!