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Whole lotta frackin' talk going on

Apr 04, 2011 5:03 am
[caption id="attachment_10439" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Cody Mellott, Wes Gillingham, and Mark Ruffalo at Bard College. Photo by Sam Sebren."][/caption]WGXC's Sam Sebren recorded a question and answer session from activists campaigning against hydraulic fracturing drilling for natural gas in New York at Bard College. He reports:
A standing-room only crowd of students, faculty, local residents, and activists filled the 350 seat Olin Auditorium at Bard College Thur., March 31 for a screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary film, "Gasland." After the movie there was a Q&A session with Wes Gillingham, Program Director of Catskill Mountainkeeper; Mark Ruffalo, actor and activist, and Sullivan County resident; and Cody Mellott, Bard student in their Environmental Studies program whose family in Pennsylvania has leased land to gas drilling companies.

Anti-hydraulic fracturing natural gas drilling activists are ramping up their efforts in advance of a large rally in Albany April 11. There is another screening of "Gasland" locally this week, Thursday night at Catskill High School. Click here to listen to the full recording of the question and answer session.