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CIPA Announces the Launch of the Movie “Truthland”
The California Independent Petroleum Association (CIPA) announced the national launch of “Truthland”, the factual alternative to “Gasland.” The development of enormous reserves of American energy from tight formations such as shale has been hailed as a “game-changer” by the Energy Information Administration, as playing a “key role in our nation's clean energy future,” according to the Environmental Protection Agency, and as a means of helping our country “create jobs and power trucks and factories that are cleaner and cheaper,” President Obama said earlier this year.
But for one mom in rural northeast Pennsylvania, the only real question that mattered was this: Is the process used to develop these resources safe? Or is it the way “Gasland” star Josh Fox tried to portray it in his HBO film: dangerous and disruptive – and completely unregulated, to boot? Shelly – a mother, grandmother, farmer and science teacher from Susquehanna Co., Pa. – needed answers, for herself, her family and her community. So she went looking for some. Her journey in search of the truth is captured and chronicled in “Truthland,” which officially goes live today.
“Obviously, this isn’t the first time something has been released that sets the record straight on the mountain of misinformation in ‘Gasland,’” said Jeff Eshelman, vice president of public affairs for Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). “But it is the first time that these facts have been transmitted in such vivid detail, through such a compelling medium, as part of a story told by someone as genuine and inspirational as Shelly – someone whose stake in responsible development, and in protecting air, water and the environment, is both very serious and deeply personal.”
The full movie can be viewed at TruthlandMovie.com. CIPA will be hosting screenings of the movie in the coming months. For more information or to obtain a DVD copy of the movie, contact Rock Zierman at 916-447-1177.