Few clouds
Few clouds
17.6 °F
December 09, 2016
River Reporter Facebook pageTRR TwitterRSS Search

New direction for Gasland filmmaker

Josh Fox, the filmmaker behind the two “Gasland” movies, which played a big role in making fracking a topic of global conversation, is rolling out a new performance event.
Contributed photo

Fox thinks there is still a possibility that fracking could come to the Upper Delaware Valley. “If we don’t find a way as a civilization to transition to renewable energy, we will never be out of the threat of fracking destroying everything that we have, and of fossil fuel development as a whole destroying everything. Fossil fuel, whether it’s coal or tar sands oil, or fracked gas or deepwater drilling, is inherently destructive.

“With the climate heating up, and with what the next generation has to face, a very difficult landscape, environmentally speaking, we know we have to move on. And just because the oil companies left us in the Upper Delaware doesn’t mean they won’t be back. The only real ban is to replace the fuel source. What I say is, there is no such thing as a ban on fracking unless you replace the fuel source.”

Tickets for the event cost $10, but people who bring their electric bill will be able to buy a ticket for 99 cents.