Josh Fox, Creator of Documentary Gasland, Coming to Boulder for Anti-Fracking Event
Boulder, CO, November 27, 2012 – Josh Fox, creator of the documentary Gasland, will be the special guest at an event on Sunday, December 2, 2012, called Be the Change, Jamming for a Frack Free Colorado. The event is designed to be a celebration of the anti-fracking movement’s successes and will address next steps to keep the momentum building. Anti-fracking grassroots groups from across the state will be participating. Local musicians, most notably members of Elephant Revival, one of Colorado’s most popular bands, will set the celebratory tone, along with other Colorado musicians, including Laura Goldhamer and Pressure Point. Josh Fox will join the jam on his signature banjo.
Featured speakers in addition to Fox will include Wes Wilson, whistleblower on the EPA’s failure to regulate fracking who was featured in Gasland; Phil Doe, Environmental Director of Be the Change – USA; Shane Davis, leading researcher on the impacts of fracking in Colorado; and Angela Monti Fox, mother of Josh Fox and founder of TheMothersProject.org – Mothers for Sustainable Energy.
The event is being hosted by Be the Change – USA, a grassroots political organization which promotes progressive issues and principles and is currently focusing on the environmental and health issues associated with hydraulic fracturing. A silent auction will be held as a fundraiser for Be the Change – USA. The event is free and donations are encouraged.
The event’s sponsors include 350.org, Food and Water Watch, Clean Water Action, What the Frack?! Arapahoe, Elbert County Oil and Gas Interest Group, The South Park Coalition, Frack Files Greeley, Occupy Greeley, Climate Reality, The Question Alliance, Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center, Erie Rising, Citizens for Huerfano County, TheMothersProject.org Colorado – Mothers for Sustainable Energy, Adams County Unite Now, and Ride for Renewables.