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WWUH to Present a Screening of the Acclaimed Documentary 'Gasland Part II'


Posted 04/03/2014
Submitted by Mike DeRosa
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

On Thursday, April 10, WWUH Radio will present a special screening of the acclaimed documentary "Gasland Part II," with a special introduction by Beth Weinberger, an expert in public health policy.

The presentation of the film, which will begin at 7 p.m. in Auerbach Auditorium (located in Hillyer Hall), is free and open to the public.

"Gasland Part II," which is a sequel to an Oscar-nominated film on the natural gas boom that focuses on climate change, the oil lobby, and the U.S. government, is "a documentary that declares the gas industry's portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth, and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth's climate with the potent greenhouse gas methane," according to The Guardian newspaper.

Beth Weinberger received her master's degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Political Science from Yale University. She began her career in direct service maternal-child health but has since focused primarily on research and consulting. Weinberger was a research associate at Yale University’s Institution for Social & Policy Studies where her research focused on civic engagement. She has also provided research consulting and freelance writing services for non-profit and other organizations including Environmental and Human Health, Inc., the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, and Farnam Associates. Along with Celia Lewis she has formed the environmental health consulting firm, Thimble Creek Research.

The presentation of "Gasland Part II" is co-sponsored by the following groups: WWUH Radio (91.3 FM);   ACTIVATE CT;   CONN FACT;   PACE (People’s Action For Clean Energy);  SWPA-EHP (Southwest Pennsylvania Environment Health Project); DON’T WASTE CT,  SIERRA CLUB (Greater Hartford chapter); and  FOOD AND WATER WATCH.

For more information, contact Mike DeRosa of WWUH at smderosa@cox.net.