Being newly elected to the city council has made Kevin Roden a powerful figure in Denton’s legislature. His progressive ideas and grassroots style of getting those ideas out there are intriguing and insightful. His series of Drink and Think community gatherings is returning this Friday at his very own house.
The group will view the Academy Award nominated film “Gasland” which focuses on the dangers of natural gas drilling: such as being able to light your water on fire. This is a very touchy subject around these parts because the area is littered with gas mines all over the state. We even have a gas mine directly across the street from the McKenna Park water tower; which supplies a large percentage of the town’s water supply.
The film was shown in Denton previously at the Thin Line Film Fest two years ago and ever since I saw it I’ve been afraid of natural gas wells. The film is shocking and amazing while educating the viewer about the horrors of the chemicals used and the apparent lack of oversight by the EPA.
Come and join the discussion and educate yourself about the process of fracking at the Drink and Think this Friday at 8:00. The Roden house address is 322 Texas Street and it’s a free event.