The film Triple Divide investigates how the negative environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing are being handled by state governments and the fracking industry. The film is based on an 18-month investigation of gas shale extraction in Pennsylvania by the investigative news nonprofit Public Herald.
Narrated by actor Mark Ruffalo, Triple Divide incorporates personal stories, expert interviews, and investigation of state case files to tell a cautionary tale about the corruption of a public agency entrusted to regulate the industry and protect the public and environment.
Triple Divide will be screened at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 1 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 West Weisheimer Road as part of its monthly First Friday event.
Pat Mirada of the Ohio Sierra Club and Carolyn Harding from Radioactive Waste Alert will be on hand for discussion and questions.
A triple divide is a place where two continental divides intersect and water drains into three watersheds, feeding rivers that reach three separate sides of the continent, providing drinking water to millions of people. Everything and everyone is downstream from shale gas extraction.