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Monday, July 30, 2012

Free Screenings of Gasland!

In response to the proposed leasing of Alabama’s National Forests to oil and gas drilling, Wild South and several other Alabama organizations have united in opposition to this industrial development and the threats it poses to the environment and the health of our communities.

As showcased in the documentary Gasland, drilling for oil and gas can have disastrous consequences for our environment and our communities.  With a huge push to target domestic sources of energy there is not enough oversight or accountability for this industry.

Who/What:  Wild South and local organizations to host screenings of the award winning documentary, “Gasland” 

When:  Doors open at 5:30pm, Screenings and discussions 6-8pm

Where:  Monday July 30th Tuscaloosa, AL @ Bama Theatre
 Tuesday July 31st Birmingham, AL @ Workplay

Attendees are encouraged to participate in discussions before the film.  Information on what people can do to address oil and gas drilling in Alabama’s National Forests will be shared.

The following organizations have declared their support for permanently withdrawing all federal lands in the National Forests of Alabama from any proposed and future oil and gas leasing: Alabama Rivers Alliance, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Birmingham Audubon Society, Cahaba Riverkeeper, Friends of Hurricane Creek, Green Coalition, Coosa Riverkeeper, Shoals Environmental Alliance, and Wild South

Visit Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Coalbed Methane & Fracking webpage for more information about this issue.

Elena White is the founder and editor of  Life The Green Way, corporate sustainability coordinator at her day job, and a "rurban" wife and mother.  Learn more about her here and follow her on Twitter at @Lifethegreenway.

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