Feb 24: Gas Rush Stories at Mellon Institute

  • Come join the local chapter of the American Chemical Society for a screening of Gas Rush Stories & a discussion with filmmaker Kirsi Jansa.

    Shale gas exploration is one of the environmental issues of our time and place. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court made declared major provisions of the state's new oil and gas act, Act 13, unconstitutional. Governor Corbett's administration filed an appeal. But what does shale gas exploration look like from the perspective of the people who are experiencing first-hand the impacts of the shale gas boom?

    Gas Rush Stories, a series of short documentaries, shows how shale gas drilling has changed and is changing the lives of individual Pennsylvanians. Gas Rush Stories also takes a wider look at this issue: How is shale gas exploration changing the Pennsylvania landscape? How is shale gas exploration impacting the development of renewable energy? Gas Rush Stories is produced by independent journalist and filmmaker Kirsi Jansa and funded by The Heinz Endowments and individual donors.

    7 p.m. in the Mellon Institute Conference Room (4400 5th Ave, entrance on S. Bellefield).  Free and open to the public.  For more information, please visit:

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