Saturday, February 20, 2010

Red Rock Pictures and New Energy Economy Present Split Estate at CCA on Friday, February 26 at 8 pm

Press Release:

"Red Rock Pictures and New Energy Economy Present Split Estate at CCA on Friday, February 26 at 8 pm

Red Rock Pictures is joining forces with New Energy Economy to help move New Mexico to the forefront of clean energy development and visionary climate change action. The two organizations will present a screening of Split Estate at the Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, on Friday, February 26 at 8 pm. For more information and/or to order tickets, please call the CCA box office at 505.982.1338.

The joint production will raise awareness of an upcoming opportunity to cap the state's global warming emissions and establish New Mexico in a leadership role in addressing climate change. New Energy Economy, dedicated to energy independence and creating opportunities for New Mexico by developing solutions to global warming, has petitioned the state's Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) to set a science-based cap on carbon emissions in New Mexico.

On March 1, the EIB will hold public hearings at the Toney Anaya Building, located at 2550 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe. This is a critical opportunity to stand with fellow citizens and speak for New Mexico's future.

Narrated by Ali MacGraw, Split Estate is an award-winning documentary film that maps a tragedy in the making, as citizens in the path of a natural gas drilling boom in the Rocky Mountain West struggle against the erosion of their civil liberties, their communities and their health.

"Split Estate tells a powerful story about Americans living with the dirty side of oil and gas development in their own backyards," states Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst with the Natural Resources Defense Council.

The film, which makes a compelling case for clean energy development, was used as an educational tool by a grassroots coalition in Santa Fe County to help establish one of the strongest ordinances in the country to safeguard against irresponsible development and production by the fossil fuel industry.

Director Debra Anderson will be on hand, as will be the staff of New Energy Economy to discuss their petition before the EIB.

For tickets to the February 26 screening, please call 505.982.1338.

For more information about Split Estate:

For more information about the March 1 public hearing, please contact Ryan Shaening Pokrasso with New Energy Economy at rshaenin (at) and 831.566.9387."

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