BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(FrackNation, Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute in Bryn Mawr, PA. Independently financed and produced as a response to Josh Fox’s Oscar-nominated film GASLAND, FrackNation takes an in-depth look at many of the allegations made in GASLAND. The movie counters these allegations with evidence gained from on-the-ground interviews with land owners in Pennsylvania, as well as scientists and politicians from around the country who take a different view of natural gas development than those presented in GASLAND. The event is sponsored by The Delaware Valley Marcellus Association, which is committed to educating Delaware Valley businesses to natural gas development throughout the Commonwealth.)--Journalist and documentarian Phelim McAleer will be on hand for the Philadelphia premiere of his fact-based documentary,
“We’re excited to bring FrackNation to Philadelphia and honored that Phelim accepted our invitation to appear here and address anyone interested in learning more about natural gas development and its impact on Pennsylvania, our economy and political future”
“I am excited to bring FrackNation to an area of Pennsylvania outside the shale gas regions to share the true story of energy development in the Commonwealth as well as other parts of the country and the world,” says McAleer. “Shale gas is a huge opportunity for the world and this film sets the record straight with regard to the safety of natural gas development, and the role natural gas will play in our energy future.”
FrackNation will start at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $10 in advance or $15 on the night of the show, are available through this link: http://www.marcellusdelval.org/register-for-fracknation/. Students will be free at the door with their student ID. After the premiere, McAleer will be on hand to address the audience and speak to the issues presented in his film.
“We’re excited to bring FrackNation to Philadelphia and honored that Phelim accepted our invitation to appear here and address anyone interested in learning more about natural gas development and its impact on Pennsylvania, our economy and political future,” says Greg Matusky, President of The Delaware Valley Marcellus Association. “We believe the debate over shale gas development should be open, responsible and inclusive. We invite the community to attend and learn more about this important, abundant domestic source of cleaner energy and how it will tip the scales in favor of our economy, our environment and the people of Pennsylvania.
For more information, visit www.marcellusdelval.org.
In FrackNation journalist Phelim McAleer faces threats, cops and bogus lawsuits questioning green extremists for the truth about fracking. McAleer uncovers fracking facts suppressed by environmental activists, and he talks with rural Americans whose livelihoods are at risk if fracking is banned. Emotions run high but the truth runs deep.
FrackNation was made after Phelim McAleer confronted GASLAND filmmaker Josh Fox at a Q&A in Chicago. McAleer asked Fox about instances of water being lit on fire well before fracking occurred in America and why he didn’t include that information in GASLAND. Fox said the information “wasn’t relevant.” McAleer disagreed and put their exchange on YouTube. Fox sued to have it removed. That’s when McAleer realized there was more to the story of fracking than Josh Fox was letting on.
FrackNation was funded by 3,305 backers on Kickstarter who generously donated $212,265 to have McAleer investigate the truth about fracking. All funds from oil and gas companies or their executives were explicitly rejected. FrackNation is a film by the people, for the people.
About the Delaware Valley Marcellus Association
The Delaware Valley Marcellus Association acts as a new business conduit between gas development companies operating in the Marcellus Shale and the Philadelphia region’s rich trove of potential business partners. Founding members of the association include KPMG LLP, Duane Morris LLP, Gregory FCA, and ShaleDirectories.com. The Association will foster a spirit of mutual collaboration that we believe will lead to business opportunities and added value for all.