Empowering Communities, Advocating Solutions



For immediate release:
Thursday, June 3, 2010
For more information contact:
Dereth Glance, Executive Program Director, 315-472-1339, 518-339-2853 (mobile), dglance@citizenscampaign.org


Exclusive Screening and Discussion with Director on June 11

WHO:     Director Josh Fox is from Milanville, PA and New York City. When Josh discovered that natural gas drilling was coming to his area he embarked  upon a twenty-four state journey to uncover the details of the United States’ natural gas drilling boom.

WHAT:   GASLAND is the winner of the 2010 Sundance Special Jury Prize Documentary. The natural gas industry is eager to drill in New York. Drilling companies propose to use a dangerous technique, called hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” to extract gas buried beneath the rock of the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations. In other parts of the country, fracking has poisoned wells and spilled toxic chemicals across landscapes.
GASLAND documents Josh’s journey across the country. It features residents from across the country and Dr. Theo Colburn, EPA Whistleblower Weston Wilson, Congressman Maurice Hinchey (NY), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO), Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX), Al Appleton (former NYC DEP Commissioner), Scott Stringer (Manhattan Borough President), Dr. Al Armendariz (Region 6 EPA Administrator), and more…

WHEN: 7:00PM – June 11, 2010

WHERE: Palace Theatre – 2384 James Street, Syracuse, NY

WHY: As a part of a twenty-stop tour across New York and Pennsylvania, GASLAND and Director Josh Fox are coming to Syracuse for one of the exclusive screenings leading up to the film’s premiere on HBO. Join us for an evening with Mr. Fox to view the film and discuss the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on communities. GASLAND is brought to Syracuse in collaboration with the Syracuse International Film Festival.

HOW: Tickets are available in advance for $5 and at the door for $7. Advance tickets can be purchased at Syracuse Cultural Workers’ Tools for Change store located at 400 Lodi Street in Syracuse. Tickets can also be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/


Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) empowers communities and advocates solutions for our shared environment and public health and is supported by over 80,000 members throughout New York State and Connecticut. www.citizenscampaign.org

updated by seckel  6/8/10