The movie "Gasland" will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday at the Cody Library, Grizzly Hall, 1500 Heart Mountain St., and at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Fagerberg Lecture Hall at Northwest College in Powell.
Powder River Basin Resource Council members from Pavillion, Wyo., are featured in the "Gasland" film and will be present to answer questions about the impacts of gas development to them and their neighbors.
In 2009, filmmaker Josh Fox learned his home in the Delaware River Basin was on top of the Marcellus Shale, a rock formation containing natural gas that stretches across New York, Pennsylvania and huge stretches of the Northeast. He was offered $100,000 to lease his land for a new method of drilling developed by Halliburton and soon discovered this was only a part of a 34-state drilling campaign, the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history.
Part mystery, part travelogue, and part banjo showdown, "Gasland" documents Fox's cross-country odyssey to find out if the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — is actually safe.
As he interviews people who live on or around fracking sites, Fox learns of things gone horribly wrong, including illness, hair loss and flammable water.
For more information, call the Powder River Basin Resource Council at 307-645-3236.