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The Ely family outside federal court in Scranton, PA. Photo © 2016 Laura EvangelistoJane --
Yesterday two families from Dimock, PA, a town that has become emblematic of water contamination cause by fracking, won a historic victory against the industry. A federal jury awarded the Ely and Hubert families $4.25 million after determining that Cabot Oil and Gas contaminated their water.
This is HUGE! When Dimock’s water was contaminated in 2008 it was a dire warning shot fired to the rest of the world letting them know what happens when fracking comes to town. Any town, state or country that now has a fracking ban owes a large debt of gratitude to the Elys and other families in Dimock who spoke up about what was happening to them.
Speaking up wasn't easy.
The fracking industry PR machine threw everything they had to try to bring these families down, but they persevered for years determined to tell their story before a jury of their peers in court. This victory should serve as an important precedent, with families harmed by fracking all over the country now taking the industry to court.
Free screening and Q&A with Josh Fox
Saturday March 12
7:00PM @ TBD (we had a venue back out because the event was 'too political.' It says a lot about the state of Pennsylvania right now that climate change is controversial. That is why we need to tour there!)
We’ll be joined by the Holleran family, maple syrup farmers, who just lost their maple syrup farm when trees were cleared for the Constitution Pipeline, an illegal and unapproved pipeline that will bring fracked gas from companies like Cabot to export.
This screening is part of our Let Go And Love Tour that will bring the film to 100 communities fighting fracking and fracked gas infrastructure all over the country.
Community after community saw the Elys story through screenings of GASLAND and GASLAND Part II. Now, the anti-fracking movement is one of the fastest growing environmental movements in the country and as they Elys proved today - we can win.
But we can’t do it alone. Join us now. We need your help. More than ever. This momentum from this victory against the fossil fuel industry and showing the world that these companies need to be accountable. We won't stop till all communities harmed by fracking and fracked gas infrastructure get justice.This is why it matters to keep fighting. This is why we need 100% renewable energy. This is why we need to ban fracking. This is what fighting for the American dream is about.
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Here's is my reaction to the verdict:
Josh Fox and Lee Ziesche
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