TRIPLE DIVIDE is a new documentary film that lights the shadows about America’s quest for energy, where Paradise Found meets the visible hand of natural gas development.
Take a second to watch the trailer, it’s pretty compelling. My connection to this project isn’t just about fracking and it’s effects. You see, my mother, my mother’s mother, my grandfather, etc. etc, were born in Potter County. My family has gotten their drinking water from a mountainside spring for a hundred years. And that water was clean and pure for hundreds of years before that.
Now I have to worry about whether or not my children will someday drink from that spring, or if it will become yet another source of flammable drinking water. And I haven’t even begun to consider the seismic implications. See my article on the Fracking earthquakes in Youngstown Ohio for an example of my fears.
Long story short…..
Please, learn about fracking and it’s negative impacts. It is NOT a “clean” energy source, no matter what Big Oil tries to tell us.
From the Triple Divide Kickstarter page.
Potter County, Pa. (focus of the film) is home to a geological phenomenon called the Triple Divide, one of five widely-recognized in the United States where water drains into three different basins. The headwaters of this Triple Divide are ecological sanctuaries for all things living deep in Appalachia, and provide drinking water for millions of people downstream.
The natural gas industry is tapping the Marcellus Shale in the north eastern U.S., beneath the landscape of Potter, and promising America a new dream of energy independence and economic prosperity. In the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds, this modern-day Gold Rush is filling pockets.