Film & Discussion: Gasland

The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudi Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe?

This is the question Josh Fox attempts to answer as he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets and searching for accurate information. Gasland was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary 2010.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Community Scholars' Program. Discussions will be led by the MCSP faculty and students. For more information on this event call the Library’s Youth Department at 327-8301 or visit our website at

November 17th, Thursday | 6:00-8:30 pm | Downtown Library, Multi-Purpose Room | Grades 9 - Adult