Gas drilling documentary show in Norwich next week

NORWICH – The first Norwich showing of “Split Estate,” a documentary movie premiered on the Discovery Channel in October, is on Tuesday, Dec. 1, a thte Chenango County Council of the Arts, Room 101, Norwich, 7 p.m.

With breathtaking panoramas, aspen-dotted meadows, and clear mountain streams showing the beauty of the Rocky Mountain West, this film explores the impact on Garfield County, Colorado, and the San Juan Basin of the new method of hydrofracking gas. This area was the first to experience a gas drilling boom right after the oil and gas industry were exempted from federal protections like the Clean Water Act. Split Estate maps a tragedy in the making, as citizens in the path of the new drilling boom struggle against the growing environmental and social costs to an area. The film is a clarion call for accountability for an area now referred to as a “National Sacrifice Zone.”

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