Split Estate (2009)

  • Advising Producer: Micheal Mierendorf
  • Narrator: Ali MacGraw
  • Director/Producer: Debra Anderson
Website:
http://splitestate.com
Film Length:
76 minutes
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Imagine discovering that you don't own the mineral rights under your land, and that an energy company plans to drill for natural gas two hundred feet from your front door. Imagine another shocking truth: you have little or no recourse to protect your home or land from such development. Split Estate maps a tragedy in the making, as citizens in the path of a new drilling boom in the Rocky Mountain West struggle against the erosion of their civil liberties, their communities and their health.

As our appetite for fossil fuels increases despite mounting public health concerns, Split Estate cracks the sugarcoating on an industry that assures us it is a "good neighbor," and drives home the need for real alternatives - both here and abroad.

The Film Campaign

Natural gas is being sold to the American public as the answer to all of our energy woes. It's "the clean fossil fuel," as we look to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and "the transition fuel," as we seek to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. But, as we well know, there is no such thing as a "clean" fossil fuel. Nor, is there clean extraction, as citizens on the frontlines of the drilling boom will attest.

With the support of Working Films and a broad coalition of national nonprofits, the Split Estate film campaign is raising awareness about the true costs of socially and environmentally irresponsible drilling, and helping communities in crisis protect their rights, their health and their land.

Issue: Environment, Health

Collection:

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Awards

  • 2010 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research -
  • 540 Film Festival - 2009 Green Screen-Environmental Impact Award
  • 8th Int'l Environmental Film Festival, TUNISIA - Le Prix d'Honneur 2010
  • Clean Water Action to Bullfrog Films for Split Estate - Florence Neilson Environmental Leadership Award 2010
  • Creative Spirit Awards - Best Picture 2010
  • Filmshift Festival - 2010 Shifty Limetime Award and Third Place
  • Governor Richardson's New Mexico - New Vision Award 2006
  • Governor Richardson's New Mexico - New Vision Award 2007
  • Luminaria Award 2011 -
  • Montana CINE Int'l Film Festival 2010 - Best of Category, Land Use Issues Documentary
  • Vail Film Festival - Best Activism Film 2010

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Tell your Representatives to put our public health before oil and gas industry interests. It's time for oil and gas to play by the sames rules as other industries. Urge Congress to Support the Frack Pack, five bills recently introduced to close loopholes for polluters.

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Despite early results of investigations showing clear evidence of groundwater pollution from fracking activities, over the past year, the Obama Administration has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to shut down one fracking-related water contamination investigation after another. Remind President Obama that he represents the American people, not the oil and gas industry.

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To slow climate change, we must stop methane leaks. It's time to directly regulate methane! Tell the Obama Administration, The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior to prevent wasteful methane leaks, and to protect clean air.

Keep Methane from Oil and Gas Emissions Out of Our Air

Tell Congress: support the Frack Pack!

It's time for frackers to play by the rules.

The Frack Pack, five bills recently introduced in Congress, would finally force the oil and gas industry to follow many of the same environmental laws as other industries and help protect our clean air and clean water.

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Event Name Date City State   Location Status
Split Estate Apr 21, 2010 Santa Fe NM United States 107 West Barcelona Road Complete
Split Estate Apr 19, 2010 Las Vegas NV United States 4505 S Maryland Pkwy. Complete
Split Estate Apr 18, 2010 Carlisle PA United States ATS, Dickinson College Complete
Split Estate Apr 15, 2010 Syracuse NY United States 1 Forestry Drive Complete
Split Estate Apr 15, 2010 Camp Hill PA United States 3310 Market St., Suite A Complete
Split Estate Apr 15, 2010 New York NY United States 41 Cooper Square (map) Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets Complete
Split Estate Apr 14, 2010 New York NY United States 32 Second Avenue Complete
Split Estate Apr 12, 2010 Scranton PA United States 119 Pennsylvania Ave Complete
Split Estate Apr 08, 2010 Criders VA United States 17784 Criders Road Complete
Split Estate Apr 08, 2010 Arlington TX United States 225 Merchants Row Complete
Split Estate Apr 08, 2010 Criders VA United States 17784 Criders Road Complete
Split Estate Apr 03, 2010 Vail CO United States 16 Vail Road Complete
Split Estate Apr 03, 2010 Los Angeles CA United States 4750 62nd St. Complete
Split Estate Apr 02, 2010 Vail CO United States 16 Vail Road Complete
Split Estate Mar 29, 2010 Mansfield PA United States 31 S. Academy St. Complete
Split Estate Mar 29, 2010 Mansfield PA United States 153 Grant Science Center Complete
Split Estate Mar 27, 2010 South Lake Tahoe CA United States 1 College Drive Complete
Split Estate Mar 26, 2010 Bozeman MT United States Emerson Cultural Center Complete
Split Estate Mar 22, 2010 Washington DC DC United States 1250 New York Avenue, N.W. Complete
Split Estate Mar 21, 2010 Tara, Queensland United States lot 24 Billabong Lane Complete
Split Estate Mar 20, 2010 Boston MA United States 337 Summer Street Complete
Split Estate Mar 19, 2010 Montebello CA United States Montebello City Hall Council Chamber 1600 W. Beverly Blvd. Complete
Split Estate Mar 18, 2010 Gates Mills OH United States 1491 Chagrin River Rd Complete
Split Estate Mar 18, 2010 Pittsburgh PA United States Barco Law Bldg., Room 109, Forbes Ave. Complete
Split Estate Mar 12, 2010 New York NY United States 28 East 35th St. Complete
Split Estate Mar 11, 2010 Missoula MT United States 32 Campus Dr. Complete
Split Estate Mar 06, 2010 La Veta CO United States 310 South Main Street Complete
Split Estate Mar 03, 2010 Syracuse NY United States 1 Forestry Drive Complete
Split Estate Feb 27, 2010 Durango CO United States Smiley Building, 1309 Third Complete
Split Estate Feb 26, 2010 Santa Fe NM United States 150 Old Pecos Trail Complete
Split Estate Feb 26, 2010 South Bethlehem PA United States 313 West 4th St. Complete
Split Estate Feb 25, 2010 Bloomington IN United States 114 East Kirkwood Avenue Complete
Split Estate Feb 23, 2010 Skaneateles NY United States 49 E. Elizabeth Street Complete
Split Estate Feb 12, 2010 Longmont CO United States 740 Judson St. Complete
Split Estate Feb 12, 2010 Boulder CO United States 1001 Arapahoe Avenue Complete
Split Estate Feb 11, 2010 Avondale PA United States 970 Spencer Rd Complete
Split Estate Feb 06, 2010 Auburn NY United States 108 Genesee at Exchange Street Complete
Split Estate Feb 05, 2010 Brooklyn NY United States 6th Ave. and 8th St. Complete
Split Estate Feb 05, 2010 Auburn NY United States 108 Genesee at Exchange Street Complete
Split Estate Jan 29, 2010 Kirtland OH United States 7700 Clocktower Dr Complete
Split Estate Jan 22, 2010 Carbondale CO United States 1505 Satank Rd Complete
Split Estate Jan 22, 2010 Carbondale CO United States 1505 Satank Rd Complete
Split Estate Jan 22, 2010 Saratoga Springs NY United States 534 Broadway Complete
Split Estate Jan 21, 2010 Syracuse NY United States 2384 James Street Complete
Split Estate Jan 21, 2010 Syracuse NY United States 2384 James St. Complete
Split Estate Jan 17, 2010 Nevada City CA United States 216 Main Street Complete
Split Estate Jan 07, 2010 Syracuse NY United States 505 Hawley Ave Complete
Split Estate Dec 17, 2009 Morrisville NY United States 80 Eaton Street Complete
Split Estate Dec 15, 2009 Auburn NY United States 108 Genesee at Exchange Street Complete
Split Estate Dec 14, 2009 Albuquerque NM United States 1 UNM Complete
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