A film that looks at shale drilling in northern Pennsylvania and how it was managed by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection will be shown Wednesday in Jackson Township.
Triple Divide will be screened at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Hall auditorium of Kent State University’s Stark Campus, 6000 Frank Ave. NW.
The movie, by filmmakers Joshua B. Pribanic and Melissa Troutmen, takes its name from the area of Potter County, Pa., where three continental divides for streams meet. It is an area where drillers have been active.
Triple Divide was developed by Public Herald, an investigative grass-roots group based in Coudersport, Pa. It is headed by Pribanic, a native of Sandusky, Ohio.
The movie premiered last March in Coudersport.
You can also get information on the film at http://tripledividefilm.org.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
After the movie, there will be a panel discussion.
Speakers are Greg Coleridge of the Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee; Kathryn Hanratty of the Native Plant Society and the People’s Oil and Gas Collaborative of Ohio; Alison Auciello, Ohio organizer for Food & Water Watch; and Elyse Hirsch, co-founder of the Stark-Summit Coalition, volunteer local coordinator for Food & Water Watch and board member of the Buckeye Forest Council.
The screening is being presented by the Biology Club, the Stark-Summit Coalition, Stark Concerned Citizens, Food & Water Watch and the Buckeye Forest Council.
Admission is free.
Refreshments will be provided.