Triple Divide Press Call & Webinar


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Discussion with makers of "Triple Divide," a new documentary film about hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The filmmakers showed clips from the movie and took questions from the new media in preparation for the launch of the movie's Ohio tour beginning September 10.

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Triple Divide Press Call & Webinar

  1. 1. Triple Divide : A cautionary tale for OhioA cautionary tale for Ohio September 3 2013 – 11amSeptember 3, 2013 – 11am Thank you for joining us We will beginThank you for joining us. We will begin in a moment. Please check your speakers/phone connection. If you experience any problems, please let us know by typing in the chat box. Follow the OEC on Twitter: @OhioEnviro@OhioEnviro. The hashtag for this webinar is #TripleDivide
  2. 2. Triple Divide : A ti t l f OhiA cautionary tale for Ohio S t b 3 2013 11 Melanie Houston Melissa Troutman September 3, 2013 – 11am Melanie Houston Director of Water Policy & Environmental Health Melissa Troutman Co-Director, Triple Divide Josh Pribanic Co-Director, Triple Divide
  3. 3. Ohio Environmental Council The OEC is Ohio’s most comprehensive, effective and respected environmental advocate for a healthier, more sustainable Ohio. Our experts work daily to restore, protect, and strengthen the quality of life for families and communities—from the air wequality of life for families and communities from the air we breathe and the water we drink to the food we eat and natural resources we enjoy. Please join us! OEC members:Please join us! OEC members:  Receive great benefits  Become part of the community working to restore, protect, and t th th lit f lif f f ili d iti istrengthen the quality of life for families and communities in Ohio. Become a member today at www theOEC orgBecome a member today at
  4. 4. What is Hydraulic Fracturing? “Hydraulic Fracturing is a well stimulation processy g p used to maximize the extraction of underground resources” (EPA) Fracking is the process of using explosive charges, followed by the injection of millions of gallons of water sand and chemicals toof gallons of water, sand, and chemicals to break up shale rock miles beneath the surface of the earth. Horizontal drilling allows shale gas or shale oil to be extracted and pumped to the surface, along with the fluid used in the drilling operation. (University of Connecticut)
  5. 5. State of Shale Gas Development  Ohio – infancyy  Over 800 wells permitted  Over 500 wells drilled  Pennsylvania – adult stage  Over 10,000 wells permittedpermitted  Over 7,000 wells drilled
  6. 6. Ohio’s Triple Divide TourDivide Tour
  7. 7. Triple Divide Film Directors Josh PribanicJosh Pribanic Co-Director, Triple Divide Melissa Troutman C Di t T i l Di idCo-Director, Triple Divide
  8. 8. Film Clip 1 Film clip 1 Link: https://vimeo com/publicherald/re view/73672326/d313e33801 *Please contact Triple Divide film directors for permission to view The "predrill test scandal" is when the PA Department of Environmental Protection and industry find a way to dismiss baseline data. When the tests are dismissed, it changes the water quality history of an area, saying a pre-existing condition, not fracking, caused the water contamination. This act removes the clean predrill test and absolves the company from liability.
  9. 9. Film Clip 2 Film clip 2 Link: / / freview/73672325/aee4f04ce7 *Please contact Triple Divide film directors for permission to view Judy Eckert standing on the porch of her home in Potter County, PA In 2007 Guardian Exploration drilled and fracked a MarcellusPA. In 2007 Guardian Exploration drilled and fracked a Marcellus well 450ft away on a neighbor's property. Shortly after, Judy's water became contaminated. In 2010, the PA Department of Environmental Protection found a waste pit buriedDepartment of Environmental Protection found a waste pit buried illegally into her seasonal high water table after the company was denied an application for burying the pit.
  10. 10. Film Clip 2 Film clip 2 Link: review/73672325/aee4f04ce7 *Please contact Triple Divide film directors for permission to view David Headley stands in front of dumpsters filled with his contaminated land (part of a l d l fclosed loop system of waste management). The soil and rock await testThe soil and rock await test results for radioactivity to determine its suitability for deposit in a landfill. M hil it it D id'Meanwhile, it sits on David's property.
  11. 11. Columbus Triple Divide Film Screening  Tuesday, September 10, 2013  Gateway Film Center 1550 N. High Street Columbus, OH 4320143201  6:00 p.m. - Social mixer i 7:00 p.m. - Screening  8:30 p.m. - Q&A with filmmakers + OEC, Sierra Club k il& Buckeye Forest Council
  12. 12. Question & Answer  Please place your questions in the chat box  First priority will be given to members of the press
  13. 13. Thank you + Questions  Thank you for joining!Thank you for joining!  Today’s webinar was recorded and will be available on OEC website later todayavailable on OEC website later today  Follow the OEC on Twitter: @OhioEnviro  Contact info  Melanie Houston  Josh Pribanic  Melissa Troutman