Free screenings of the movie GASLAND this Saturday at CCP
WHAT: *Two GASLAND screenings: *
9 AM screening followed by Honorable Councilman Curtis Jones at 11 AM
1:15 PM screening followed by discussion with Iris Marie Bloom at 3 PM
WHEN: *This Saturday, February 19th, 9 AM - 4 PM
WHERE: *Community College of Philadelphia*Center for Business and Industry building, Room C2-5 (second floor) 18th & Callowhill Streets
WHO SHOULD COME: *Free and open to the public. *In a case of perfect timing, this event builds momentum towards the February 24th DRBC hearing in Trenton and should help generate public comment to the DRBC and to all lawmakers in the crucial run-up to DRBC March 16th deadline!
PUBLIC TRANSIT AND PARKING:**
SEPTA Broad Street Line -- get off at*Spring Garden Street (Broad Street Line) – walk west, then south on 18th Street
SEPTA Route 2 bus – Callowhill Street stop
Pay parking garage is located just north of the building with entrances on both 18th and 17th Streets.
(On-street parking may be possible as well.... just don't get yourself ticketed.)
The Saturday February 19th event on shale gas drilling runs from 9am to 4pm and includes two screenings of GASLAND (9:00 AM and 1:15 pm); The Honorable Councilman Curtis Jones will speak at 11:00am after the first screening.* Protecting Our Waters Director Iris Marie Bloom will speak after the second screening at about 3 pm.
Community College of Philadelphia
Welcome to Law and Society Week 2011
The Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society at the Community College of Philadelphia will be presenting seminars that are free and open to the public in celebration of Law and Society Week. *
Law and Society Week
Special pre-event*Saturday, February 19, 2011
Natural Gas in Pennsylvania – Economic boon…disaster… or both?
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Marcellus Shale, a natural rock formation that lies under much of Pennsylvania, holds one of the largest deposits of natural gas in the world. Current horizontal hydraulic fracturing methods (commonly known as “fracking”) extract the natural gas from shale deposits that were previously inaccessible by conventional drilling.* Recent developments have greatly expanded the numbers of actual and potential drilling sites in Pennsylvania and the Delaware River basin and have heightened environmental and public safety concerns. Guest speakers will highlight a host of legal and ethical questions following each showing of the film,*Gasland.
Moderator: Margaret T. Stephens, associate professor, Social Science
(3.75 CLE substantive hours)
A film by Josh Fox,*Gasland*(107 minutes)
Gasland film screenings and discussions 9am & 1:15pm
Screenings at 9:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., followed by discussions
This Sundance award-winning documentary by filmmaker Josh Fox illuminates disturbing consequences of natural gas drilling. Fox’s film—inspired when the gas company came to his hometown—alleges chronic illness, toxic wastes, explosions, and regulatory missteps.
9:00 a.m. first screening of*Gasland
11:00 a.m. The Honorable Curtis Jones, Councilman for the 4th District, City of Philadelphia, Chair of the Committee of Transportation & Public Utilities, Member of the Committee to the Environment, Philadelphia Gas commissioner and author of the*Philadelphia City Council Marcellus Shale Report
12:15-1:15 informal discussion, lunch on your own, light refreshments provided
1:15 p.m. second screening of*Gasland
3:00 p.m. Iris Marie Bloom, founder and director of Protecting Our Waters, a Philadelphia-based grassroots alliance committed to protecting the Delaware River watershed, and host of*Frack Radio: The Shale Gas Report, a weekly program airing on WFTE radio near Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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