Susquehanna County Landowner, Star of Truthland
Who am I? My name is Shelly, I have been married to my husband Philip for 30 years. I am a mom to our four children, ages 20 – 25, and a grandma to our beautiful granddaughter. I am a teacher by trade and a dairy farmer by marriage and choice. We currently have four generations living on our place which has been continuously farmed for 122 years. We love our home and want to take care of it for future generations.
When we were told we had natural gas under our farm we felt very blessed. But what about all we heard about fracking and water problems? Then there was the movie Gasland; was what we saw in that film really true? We had to know, it was after all our livelihood and potentially our health at stake.
U.S. Steel workers describe how natural gas development helped them get their jobs back following layoffs in 2009
Pastor Bowman’s completed natural gas well behind Mount Tabor Christian Center. Doesn’t look disruptive does it? That’s because it’s not.
EID Special Correspondent
Publisher – Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)
It was MDN’s pleasure to attend a screening of the newly released Truthland movie this week at the Susquehanna Valley High School in Conklin, New York. Truthland is a short film, about 34 minutes in length, that takes as its mission the debunking of Josh Fox’s well-known movie Gasland.
The star of Truthland is a Pennsylvania woman by the name of Shelly. She and her husband Phil and their children live on a farm in northeastern Pennsylvania—land that’s been in Phil’s family for the past 120 years. They leased their land for shale gas drilling several years ago, and then along came Gasland with wild claims that hydraulic fracturing is hugely dangerous. The movie raised red flags and questions for Shelly and sent her on a journey to find out the truth (or as it turns out, half- and un-truth) about Gasland. This movie (watch the trailer below) chronicles her quest to get her questions answered.
Linda Woggon, Executive Vice-President, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, provides her reaction to Truthland following this weekend’s screening in Columbus.
William Healy, Mayor of Canton, Ohio reviews Truthland and the significant economic progress natural gas is bringing to his community