Co-starring Martin Sheen and Lou Allstadt. Yes, that Lou Allstadt. This Sunday on MSNBC. Check it out. Then come see Lou in person in New York City on January 16th, at Ethical Culture Auditorium on 64th at Central Park West, Oneonta at Foothills Center on the 17th and Vestal on the 30th.
This Sunday our new mini-documentary about the health impacts of fracking will premiere on MSNBC around 5 PM. Martin Sheen’s Breakthroughs documentary program worked with us, and our national arm, Environment America, this fall to produce this new exposé on fracking that is now rolling out to public television stations in all 50 states, with the potential to reach 60 million households nationwide. And it was made possible thanks to hundreds of our members who chipped in to help fund the project.
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Filmed on location in Pennsylvania, the piece will allow public television viewers to hear from:
- A Pennsylvania family whose well water was contaminated and granddaughter became ill after fracking operations commenced nearby;
- Dr. Poune Saberi, who has examined health data from nearby residents and workers and believes that the numerous, documented cases of residents becoming ill near drilling operations are likely “the tip of the iceberg;” and
- Lou Allstadt, former Executive Vice President of Mobil, explaining why he now sees fracking as inherently fraught with environmental destruction.
The version narrated by Martin Sheen will be shown exclusively on public television stations over the next year. A shorter version will air on MSNBC this Sunday between 4pm and 7pm.
Unfortunately, the fight for clean water for the family of Tammy Manning, featured in the video, has escalated since we finished filming this piece. We are working with Tammy and other groups to make sure that WPX Energy, the gas company that drilled near her home and has been supplying her with drinking water since her water well went bad, doesn’t yank that water away from her and her family on January 16th. (See Carpetfrackers )
Educating people on the truth about fracking is an important part of our strategy to break the oil and gas industry’s veneer and fight back. Thanks for your support that helped make this possible.