Published On: Fri, Oct 25th, 2013

Film ‘Gasland 2′ offers information about protecting local water supply

The critically acclaimed film, “Gasland 2,” directed by Josh Fox, will be showing in the Auditorium at the New River Community and Technical College Campus, 101 Church Street in Lewisburg, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, hosted by Greenbrier River Watershed Association. Fox also directed the 2011 Academy Award-nominated documentary, “Gasland.” “Gasland 2″ demonstrates how the stakes have been raised since the release of “Gasland” in 2010.

“Gasland 2″ features real people – ordinary Americans – whose lives have been upended by the dirty and dangerous process of fracking,” Fox said. “That’s why I’m working with environmental leaders and advocates across the country to protect our health, water, climate and landscapes and to prevent state and federal governments from allowing a path to destruction. We need to educate ourselves and our elected leaders.”

Greenbrier River Watershed Association, a nonprofit organization, chose to share this film in order to arm area residents with accurate information so that we can protect our precious water resources for generations to come. West Virginia residents interested in preserving their right to safe water are encouraged to attend.

Johnny Walkup, president of Greenbrier River Watershed Association (GRWA), invites landowners and residents to come to see this film and stay for discussions to follow.

For more information about “Gasland 2,” please visit www.gaslandthemovie.com. For more information, contact GRWA, 304-647-4792 or email info@greenbrier.org; Web: www.greenbrier.org, Facebook: Greenbrier Watershed.