What: OVEC Film Night: The End of the Line ~ Free
When: 6:30 p.m., Friday, November 13
Where: West Edge Factory, 1040 Vernon St., Huntington, WV, 25704.
HUNTINGTON, W.VA. — With deep, unconventional Rogersville Shale oil and gas fracking and at least seven major proposed pipelines posing new threats to water, air and soil quality in West Virginia, a local grassroots groups wants to remind people that they can protect their communities with organized resistance.
The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC) will host a free screening of The End of the Line at 6:30 p.m. on Friday November 13, at the West Edge Factory, 1040 Vernon St., Huntington. Refreshments will be served.
“We urge area folks to come see this inspiring film about how our neighbors in Kentucky took on a proposed pipeline and won,” says OVEC organizer Robin Blakeman. “We’ll share information about the threats we face and what we can do to address those threats by building people power.”
The Rogersville field underlies Cabell, Wayne, Putnam and other southwestern counties; there are already at least three “test wells” permitted in these counties. Rogersville tests well are about 15,000 deep. The field also underlies a large swath of Eastern Kentucky, where some production well permits have already been granted.
The pipelines would originate in the Marcellus Shale region of the state and would carry gas out of the state to the East Coast. Much of this gas and its component byproducts may then be exported to other countries. Marcellus wells are about 5,000 feet deep.
The End Of The Line follows the grassroots resistance to the recently defeated Bluegrass Pipeline in Kentucky and viewers will see some of the tactics and strategies that worked for pipeline opponents in Kentucky. Sellus Wilder, the filmmaker, wants this film to show other communities that it’s possible for grassroots efforts to overcome seemingly impossible odds and to inspire them to take action.