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Westport's Earthplace To Host Screening Of 'Gasland Part II'

Westport's Earthplace is hosting a special screening of "Gasland Part II" in December.
Westport's Earthplace is hosting a special screening of "Gasland Part II" in December. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport's Earthplace is hosting a special screening in December of "Gasland Part II."

The Nature Discovery Center will host the film at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3.  A Q&A with David Brown and Jonathan Steinberg, local experts and activist on the topic of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, will follow the film. The screening is the third in an ongoing Earthplace environmental film series.

"'Gasland Part II' is the highly anticipated follow-up to the Oscar-nominated film "Gasland," which focused on the United States communities impacted by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking," representatives said. "In Gasland Part II, filmmaker Josh Fox takes a more in-depth look at the personal and environmental dangers and implications of fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil."

Brown is a public health toxicologist and director of public health toxicology for Environment and Human Health Inc. He is also a professor at Fairfield University teaching “Ethics in the Environment.”

Steinberg is a state representative for Westport, vice chair of the Environment and Technology Committee and a strong proponent of environmental sustainability.

The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a light reception courtesy of Organic Vintages and The Fresh Market. The film comes from a partnership with Westport Green Task Force, Clean Water Action Connecticut and Earthplace.

Seating is limited and residents are asked to register at  the Earthplace website .

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