Gasland Part II Free screening and discussion

12 Nov 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:15pm

Runnymede Public Library

2178 Bloor St. W. (just E of Runnymede Subway station)

ph. 416 393 7697

GASLAND PART II , which premiered at the 2013 ribeca 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 Fox's words "contaminating our democracy".

Citizens in Quebec are awake at the wheel, and have been able to bring about a moratorium on fracking. France has banned fracking. What about Ontario?

Screening time: 125 min.