We screened the documentary film Gasland in my seminar today, and it was so depressing it completely sucked all energy out of the room.  Imagine the scenes…tap water of fire, sick moms, pets losing fur; all due to the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing that can pollute groundwater.

If this topic interests you, the University at Buffalo Environmental Law Program and the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy will host the conference: Hydrofracking: Exploring the Legal Issues in the Context of Politics, Science and the Economy.  The Call for Papers/Presentation is here.