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Screening and Home Rule Discussion (Elizabeth Twp)

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

The documentary "Invisible Hand" is being shown, followed by a discussion of Home Rule. Director Joshua Pribanic of Public Herald Studios, Judy Wanchisn of East Run Hellbenders Society, Grant Township supervisor Stacy Long, and Chad Nicholson of the Community Environmental Rights Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) will attend the show to answer questions about establishing a Home Rule government for Elizabeth.

The documentary, INVISIBLE HAND, is the latest from Pribanic and Melissa Troutman, award-winning directors who’ve followed the Pennsylvania community of Grant Township on a journey to protect itself against a toxic oil and gas waste facility that threatens their water supplies. To do so, the community passed a Home Rule Charter and granted Rights of Nature to their environment with help from CELDF. They’ve since been sued by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and oil and gas industry.

“This isn’t a game. We’re being threatened by a corporation with a history of permit violations, and that corporation wants to dump toxic frack wastewater into our Township,” Grant Twp. supervisor Stacy Long said during an interview for the film.

Members of Protect Elizabeth Township (PET) — who hosted a screening of INVISIBLE HAND back in January — said the film inspired their group to look into establishing a Home Rule government in Elizabeth.

Tickets are available online.

Grand Theater
S. Second Avenue
Elizabeth, PA 15037
United States