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“…a rush to action without being clear of the consequences….”

ETHICS OF FRACKING explores the issue of fossil fuel drilling though different professional and religious backgrounds. It also takes a look at the deceiving advertising the gas industry heavily relies on.  In addition to the environmental damages, there is the social impact which is changing communities in drastic ways.

Ethics of Fracking questions the “cost benefit”.  It asks who is benefiting and at what price.  These are questions which haven’t been asked of our local, state and federal legislators.    These are questions which must be asked and answered.

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Scott Cannon produced this film, and has been well known for his Marcellus Shale Reality Tour series.  Cannon is a member of the Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition of Luzerne County, PA.

It is for educational purposes only.  If any groups would like a DVD or to host a screening of the film, they can request one by email at videoinnovation@epix.net

©2014 by Dory Hippauf

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Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition to Present Triple Divide

fb event td3Triple Divide is unlike any other film about the gas drilling industry that has come before.    In their co-creation of Triple Divide, Melissa Troutman and Joshua Pribanic break new ground with a cradle to grave investigation of shale extraction.

The Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition of Luzerne County will be presenting Triple Divide on Thursday, May 9 at 7pm, Temple B’Nai B’rith, 408 Wyoming Ave  Kingston, PA.   A Q&A with the Joshua Pribanic will follow the film.   Free to the public.

The title of the film reflects one of Pennsylvania’s very special places; the triple continental divide in north-central Pennsylvania, close to the New York border. Rainwater from this area can flow to three sides of the North American continent; down the Susquehanna River to the Chesapeake Bay, down the Allegheny River to the Gulf of Mexico, and down the Genesee River to the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Canada.

Co-narrated by Mark Ruffalo, Triple Divide features never before seen interviews with industry giants and advocates, uncovered state documents, and expert testimonies.  Triple Divide shows the desperate situation in Pennsylvania through personal stories of people who are living the drill.

If you breathe air and drink water, this is a wake-up call to the reality that we are all downstream and downwind.




The genesis of Earth Day is credited to Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. After witnessing the ravages of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, he called for an environmental teach-in.  His modest idea grew quickly and on Wednesday, April 22, 1970 the first Earth Day was held.

43 years later, and held in over 140 counties, Earth Day continues to bring real people together to celebrate this amazing planet and more importantly, to work together to save this amazing planet.

Here we are again. Earth Day, Monday, April 22, 2013, and the threats to our planet, our lives are even more dire.

We can point to greedy corporations, and blame them.  We can complain about politicians who talk a lot but do little and we can shake our fists at ineffectual government agencies.  But pointing, complaining and shaking fists are not enough.

Around the time of the first Earth Day, there was a saying – If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.  It is time to make a choice.  It is time to make a choice to stand up, speak out and be part of the solution, or you can choose to be part of the problem.

When you came here today, you made a choice.   You choose to be a participant of Earth Day.    You choose to stand with others who share the same concerns, the same worries and are seeking the same answers.

This is what is it comes down to – Choice.   What do you choose?

I choose fresh air.    I choose air that flows easily and freely.

What do you choose?

I choose pure water.   I choose water that nourishes the land and all that lives on it.

What do you choose?

I choose a healthy land.   I choose land where life is able to flourish.

What do you choose?

I choose a clean world.  I choose a clean world for myself, for my family, for my town, for my state, for my country, for my world and for the generations yet to come.

And to this end, I choose to make everyday Earth Day.   I choose to be involved, to do what is needed to create a clean world.

Do you want fresh air, pure water, a healthy land and a clean world?  Then choose to make everyday Earth Day.  Find a group in your area, in none exists – start one.   Educate and learn what you can do each and everyday.

The choice is yours.  What do you choose?

© 2103 by I Choose a Clean World