7:15 | 1 hour, 30 minutes | NR | Documentary, Drama | $7/$5 members
Triple Divide is Public Herald’s first investigations into inevitable, negative impacts from shale gas industrial development and how those impacts are handled by the state, specifically the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Narrated with help from actor and advocate Mark Ruffalo, major findings include stark negligence and endangerment of public and environmental health due to shale gas extraction. Through personal stories, expert interviews, and investigation of state case files, Triple Divide tells a cautionary tale about the corruption of a public agency meant to regulate industry and protect the public and environment. Though extraction of shale gas will one day end, taking many ‘boom and bust’ jobs with it, contaminated groundwater aquifers, polluted land, and stories of victimization will remain. But some Pennsylvanians, fed up with corruption and destruction, won’t ‘go down’ without a fight.