The natural gas drillers who used bullying and deceptive tactics to roll over urban residents in a quest for greed are getting their karmic comeuppance these days.
The price of natural gas has plummeted. The industry is reeling. Companies are going bankrupt and being taken to court for cheating people out of royalties. The face of fracking, Aubrey McClendon, is dead.
Well, the hits keep coming.
Dear President Obama, a film about natural gas fracking and climate change, is showing at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.
The movie, narrated by three-time Academy Award nominated actor Mark Ruffalo, looks at the oil and gas industry’s impact on society, highlighting contamination crises, stories from victims, and the boom-and-bust economic impacts on communities. Interviews with scientists, economists, health professionals, geologists, and whistleblowers provide the core narrative.
Director Jon Bowermaster will answer questions from the audience after the movie.
Admission is free.