Fracking Documentarians Tour West Virginia, U.S. Without Using Gasoline


A cross-country tour dedicated to spreading awareness about fracking is making its way to West Virginia with an interesting bonus.   

Journalists Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman will continue to tour the country throughout the year to promote their film Triple Divide. The movie is an investigative documentary about fracking in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania.

Here’s the interesting part: they are traveling the country using zero gasoline. Yes, you read that correctly. The two will be driving a Tesla Motors Model S, a long-range, all-electric sedan. They will test the nationwide Supercharger system, where electric cars can be recharged for free. They claim that the car will emit zero greenhouse gasses.

It is fitting with the movie’s core message. The film they’re promoting deals with how water and energy connect us. The filmmakers say that the movie will discuss the enforcement of state and federal regulations on fracking.

Here’s a list of their stops in West Virginia:

  • Buckhannon:  June 21 @ 7 p.m. West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Clarksburg: June 25 @ 5:30 p.m. Caperton Center Fairmont State University
  • Charleston: June 27 @ 7:00 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Charleston