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A Call to Action – Truthland Comes to Columbus: Sat., June 16

Dear Friends,

We hope you and your family will join us on Saturday, June 16th at 12:00p.m. at COSI for a day celebrating Ohio’s resources and the Ohio premiere of the new film, Truthland. The premiere comes at a pivotal time in the conversation here in Ohio on how best to develop our state’s abundant natural resources

As the title would suggest, Truthland is a response to the myths and distortions that play a leading role in the HBO documentary Gasland. But more than just setting the record straight via a new (for our industry) and compelling medium, what makes the film so interesting to watch is the star of the film herself: a mother and farmer from Pennsylvania named Shelly, who, shortly after watching “Gasland,” sets out on a cross-country tour in search of facts (including a stop here in Ohio) – meeting a number of colorful characters along the way (and also some pretty knowledgeable experts).

While it’s unfortunate that propaganda films such as Gasland have had such an impact on the public conversation, our efforts in separating fact from fiction remain imperative. As we convene with family and friends in Columbus to support an industry that is driving Ohio’s economic recovery, just down the road those who oppose oil and natural gas development will be gathering to promote the same distortion of fact that has clouded the truth about our state’s long and proud tradition of safe, responsible energy production.

We know it’s no small task to ask you to join us on this weekend, especially with Father’s Day that Sunday. But the star of the film herself – Shelly – will be joining us for the day’s proceedings, along with a panel of Ohio experts who will lay out the facts and science behind the development here in the state.  For this reason, we ask you to invite other friends and supporters for an afternoon of family fun (COSI passes provided to first 200 guests), good food and good cheer for a good cause –supporting the industry that supports Ohio and its economy.

As Josh Fox, Bill McKibben and the rest of their out-of-state buddies descend upon Columbus to advance their campaign of misinformation, we can stand together to ensure fact is separated from fiction, and the continued climb back to Ohio’s prosperous days continue.  We look forward to seeing you on June 16.

Please, join us in supporting Ohio’s future – join us to Support Ohio Shale.

Support Ohio Shale:
12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 16
Center of Science and Industry, Gallery III
333 W Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215
Lunch & COSI passes provided
Screening will begin at 1:00PM, with discussion panel to follow
For questions please contact EID Ohio Campaign Manager Mike Chadsey at


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