Split Estate

This compelling Emmy Award winning documentary shows the dirty side of hydraulic fracturing and natural gas, an energy source the industry touts as a clean alternative to fossil fuels. Follow citizens in the path of a new drilling boom in the Rocky Mountain West struggle against the erosion of their civil liberties, their communities and their health.

Directors

Debra Anderson

Country

USA 

Year

2009

Running Time

76 min

Watch the Film

www.splitestate.com

   

SFGFF Film Program:


Split EstateImagine discovering that you don't own the mineral rights under your land, and that an energy company plans to drill for natural gas two hundred feet from your front door. Imagine having little recourse, other than accepting an unregulated industry in your backyard.

Split Estate maps a tragedy in the making, as citizens in the path of a new drilling boom in the Rocky Mountain West struggle against the erosion of their civil liberties, their communities and their health.

Screening: February 27, 2013 at SF Public Library.

Discussion with: Will Rostov, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice