Internationally renowned whistle blowers from PA, are coming to NJ to help us protect our precious water supply from the Fracking Industry. If you drink water and don't know what Fracking is, better start learning now. FRACKING, IT EVEN SOUNDS DIRTY!
For those who want to learn more:
HOW WATER MOVES UNDERGROUND http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquifer
HOW FRACKING DESTROYS OUR WATER http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/fracking/
We are hosting a panel of experts, a movie and discussion on what we need to do to stop this horrific assault on our rights to clean drinkable water.
• Food & Water Watch experts from the NJ Chapter http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/
• Environmental lawyers currently fighting the fight
• Environmental Commission members from local municipalities
• Elected officials
• Whistle blowers:
Ray Kemble of Dimock PA, Internationally renowned whistleblower of the clear and present perils, toxic pollution, destruction of aquifers and catastrophic aftermath caused by hydraulic fracturing of natural gas on local communities, U.S. lands and globally. Has been without drinking or potable water along with 18 other Dimock residents since Cabot Oil and Gas fracking wells contaminated their aquifers 7 years ago.
He has been delivering water to 18 residents with a water truck that Craig bought. He has to travel far and wide to fill his water truck from an area that is not contaminated and haul it back for residents to use, DAILY.
Craig Stevens whistleblower and PA landowner whose pristine 150 acre family farm was contaminated by toxic fracking waste water blow out during excavation to install a 33 mile pipeline under his creek and ILLEGAL dumping of fracking waste water on his property.
We will have FREE gourmet organic popcorn for everyone. Can be topped with parmesan cheese, organic butter, or nothing. Any way you like it.
We will have FREE CLEAN DRINKING WATER for everyone. We will celebrate the fact that we are still able to drink water out of our faucets today. We have to BAN fracking in our state in order to ensure we will continue to be able to do this, to continue to drink local water.
DRILL BABY DRILL Movie Summary:
One day the people who live in a small village located in far eastern Poland near the Ukrainian border, an ecologically pristine agricultural area called the lungs of Poland discover that Chevron, the world's fourth largest energy corporation plans to build a shale gas well in their village.
At first the villagers are not against the construction of the gas well but after doing some research they discover that maybe having a shale gas well so near the farms is not a good idea. The farmers mobilize against Chevron. They appeal to politicians and government institutions to stop the construction, but their requests are met with silence. Suddenly the farmers discover that Chevron has sent bulldozers to start construction. The head of the village rushes to the field and notifies farmers around the area that Chevron has arrived! The filmmaker Lech Kowalski was there to film the first ever farmer rebellion against Chevron. But energy companies and the Polish government hope to hit a golden shale gas jackpot and the odds are against the farmers winning. The story about their struggle weaves around their actions and the realities that are taking place far away in Pennsylvania, called the “Saudi Arabia” of shale gas mining.
It’s too late to stop the energy companies in Pennsylvania but can the farmers win in Poland? Can we win this battle in NJ?
What happens is shocking, even to the farmers in this small village of fifty families.
We anticipate many water drinkers to be in attendance. Meet us. Join us in our fight!
This is a FREE public event.
Donations are welcome to cover event costs.