Thursday, November 25, 2010

Natural Gas Fracking TV Show

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Citizens at the center of the natural gas boom will soon have the chance to see Shale Gas and America’s Future, a 30-minute, made-for-TV film that provides a unique look at how local communities are balancing trade-offs related to drilling in their back yards.
TV Broadcast Schedule
The following provides a partial list of when and where Shale Gas and America’s Future is being broadcast.
Albany   Ch. 6 WRGB, CBS affiliate, 11 a.m. Sundays Nov. 28 and Dec. 5
Binghamton/Ithaca Ch. 12 WBNG, CBS affiliate, 8:30 a.m. Sundays Nov. 28 and Dec. 5
Ch. 34 WIVT, ABC affiliate, 11:30 p.m. Saturdays Nov. 27 and Dec. 4
Harrisburg Ch. 27 WHTM, ABC affiliate, 11 a.m. Sundays Nov. 28 and Dec. 5
Pittsburgh Ch. 11 WPXI, NBC affiliate, 2:30 p.m. Saturday Dec. 4
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Ch. 22 WYOU, CBS affiliate, 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays Nov. 28 and Dec. 5
“This film shows the whole hydrofracking process and what local citizens and state regulators are doing to limit potential environmental problems. It also puts local issues into context,” said Gregory C. Staple, CEO of American Clean Skies Foundation. "The film talks about why we are drilling for gas – jobs, energy independence, the climate. On the flipside, the film gives voice to those who feel we should refrain from drilling for natural gas because it may endanger drinking water supplies or spoil the landscape. There are plenty of opinions. We want residents across the Marcellus shale region in Pennsylvania to look at what’s happening for themselves and draw their own conclusions.”
Shale Gas and America’s Future has already been watched by thousands of people at, and
The broadcast in the Marcellus shale area reflects the interest in the topic, which has dominated local and state politics, as well as community meetings. The timing coincides with the holidays when families are home and can watch together.
This new film supplements a Foundation-supported web site on the same subject – – that was launched this summer.

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