Past Meetup

Screening of “Triple Divide” in Room 411MLK at the Riverside Church

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18 people went

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Triple Divide is said to be the only documentary of its kind on the controversial subject of fracking capable of speaking to all sides, with industry interviews as well as farmers and landowners suffering in the wake of shale gas development. “It’s the best movie on fracking to date [using] facts, not fiction or spin” wrote researcher Robert Donnan.

The documentary's namesake, the triple continental divide where three important rivers (Allegheny, Genesee and Susquehanna) begin in north-central Pennsylvania, is designated as “exceptional value” and provides drinking water to millions of people to the north and south.

“Pennsylvania has some of the best environmental laws in the country, but they aren't being enforced," says Troutman. With on-the-ground reporting, the film takes a serious approach with often beautifully lyrical documentary footage to scratch away at the false promises of the Pennsylvania DEP and the oil& gas industry.

Q&A with the film’s directors, Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman will follow the screening. Discussions will address water quality, farming implications, and fracking’s effect on poor and struggling communities.

Sponsored by: Beloved Earth Community of the Riverside Church, United for Action and West 80s Neighborhood Association

Suggested Donation: $10.00

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