Mad River Valley Tar Sands film and information forum Nov 11 & 13

HOLD THE DATES! and the Green Mountain Global Forum of the Mad River Valley are teaming up to host a screening of a documentary film and a subsequent panel discussion about tar sands oil and its environmental hazards in light of what appear to be plans to transport tar sands oil through the Northeast Kingdom via the existing Portland/Montreal pipeline.

The film, Tipping Point: The Age of the Oil Sands, will be screened at the Big Picture Theatre (48 Carroll Rd, Waitsfield) on Sunday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. The panel discussion will follow that Tuesday, November 13, also at 7:00 p.m. at the Big Picture Theatre. Shelley Kath of NRDC and representatives of other environmental NGOs (VPIRG, National Wildlife Federation, will comprise the panel, which will discuss the numerous problems associated with tar sands oil and the potential of passing a community resolution to ban tar sands oil in the Mad River Valley and beyond.