NEPI Announces Film Series Kick-Off

Monday, July 12, 2010

Gasland on July 21st

The National Energy Policy Institute, an initiative of the George Kaiser Family Foundation, in collaboration with The University of Tulsa, today announces a new Film Series initiative to complement its energy research and conference programs.

Now in its second year of existence, NEPI's research is charting a course toward national energy independence, and is working to become a catalyst in Oklahoma and Tulsa for business and job creation in the new energy industries.

The new Film Series will offer a free film screening, open to the public, and will cover a variety of energy-related subjects that are the focus of NEPI's research and program work each quarter. The inaugural film event focuses on Shale Gas and will showcase: "Gasland," an International WOW production, directed by Josh Fox, which provides a critical examination of gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing processes in use throughout the United States.

In addition to the film, NEPI will be hosting a one-hour panel discussion and questions immediately following the screening, which will include:

  • Josh Fox, Creator of "Gasland" and Pennsylvania landowner (confirmed)
  • Greg Staple, CEO, American Clean Skies Foundation (confirmed)
  • Mike Nicholas, Geologist, Groundwater Protection Council (confirmed)
  • Scott Anderson, Senior Policy Advisor, Environmental Defense Fund (invited)

NEPI's Film Event

Wednesday, July 21, 2010, Film Start: 6 pm, Panel Start: 8 pm

Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa, OK 74104

The National Energy Policy Institute (NEPI) is dedicated to identifying economically and environmentally sound solutions to the challenge of reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil, and to building new businesses based on those solutions. www.nepinstitute.org

Contact:
David Hamby
918-631-2309
david-hamby@utulsa.edu