Tap water lit on fireGasland shows residents living near a Pennsylvania fracking site able to light their tap water on fire.

Documentary exposes effects of fracking for gas

It is happening all across the United States—rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property to tap natural gas deposits.

When filmmaker Josh Fox received his offer, he embarked on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. The resulting film, GasLand, was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary.

UWindsor Green will sponsor a free public screening of the film as part of its Environmental Wednesdays series on February 4 at 2 p.m. in the International Student Centre, located on the second floor of Laurier Hall.