Dear President Obama

Williston, North Dakota – Boomtown, USA from Oceans 8 Films on Vimeo.

Presented with Earthjustice

This is a direct appeal to the President, and to all elected officials, to carefully consider the growing evidence proving that hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas is hardly the path to energy independence that many promote. The film takes a cross-country look at fracking, highlighting its variety of contaminations, the stories of its victims, the false promise of an economic boom, with a focus on energy solutions that would allow us to proceed towards an energy future that does not rely on yet another dirty fossil fuel extraction process. Interviews with scientists, economists, geologists and whistle-blowers will provide the core information we hope will convince the current President and those that will follow to join the “anti-fracking” majority that is growing across the United States. Directed by Jon Bowermaster. Produced by Oceans 8 Films.

Discussion with filmmaker Jon Bowermaster; Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch; Emily Wurth, Water Program Director, Food & Water Watch, and Jessica Ennis, Senior Legislative Representative, EarthjusticeВ follows screening.

Thursday, March 19, 7:45 p.m.

FREE. Reservations required. Reserve at

Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium, 1530 P St., NW (Metro: Dupont Circle)

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