Door County Environmental Council Screens Gasland

The third seminar in a series sponsored by the Door County Environmental Council (DCEC) at Crossroads At Big Creek is scheduled for June 12, 7 pm. The seminar features a screening of Gasland, in which writer/director Josh Fox was offered $100,000 to lease his small parcel of land in the Delaware River Basin to Haliburton for hydraulic fracturing for captive natural gas deep underground. He soon discovered that the Marcellus Shale extended throughout New York, Pennsylvania, and huge stretches of the Northeast. He began his investigation and soon discovered that this was only part of the massive new drilling campaign that spread through 34 states, the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history.

Gasland, a 2010 Sundance Film Festival award winner, documents Fox’s cross-country odyssey to find out if the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing is actually safe as claimed by the promoters. Traveling across 24 states to interview families, EPA whistleblowers, congressmen, and scientists in vast drilling areas, Fox learns of things gone horribly wrong, from illness to hair loss to flammable water. For more information visit

Crossroads at Big Creek is located at 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay.