“Gasland,” an award-winning documentary about the dangers of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) that is taking place in various parts of the United States, will be screened Wednesday, May 16 at 6:15 p.m. at Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

“Gasland” focuses on communities in the United States that are impacted by natural gas drilling, specifically fracking, and its effects on the environment and people’s lives.

In February, while campaigning in this state, Mitt Romney replied to a Mainer who expressed concern about fracking here, “Don’t get so upset about it, madam. It’s not worth getting angry about!” Could fracking happen in Maine? A discussion on fracking and liquefied natural gas will follow the screening, including the latest information on the liquefied petroleum gas tank proposed for Searsport. New advocacy groups are forming to protect Pen Bay and speak out against LPG. The effects on local communities could be significant, so the public is encouraged to attend and join the conversation.

The film is co-sponsored by the Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County and Thanks But No Tank (TBNT). The film showing is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, call 525-7776 or send email to rosc@psouth.net.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@villagesoup.com.