Dryden - The Small Town that Changed the Fracking Game| 11mins
Director: Chris Jordan Bloch | Producer: Kathleen Sutcliffe and Chris Jordan Bloch
Focus Years: 2014 | Country: United States
"The industry kept saying: 'We have the power; you have none. We are coming. Get out of the way or leave,'" says Joanne Cipolla-Dennis, recalling what happened when the oil and gas industry came to her town of Dryden, NY.
But Joanne and her neighbors came up with a plan. This is the true story of people who discovered their shared strength and turned the tables on a powerful industry.
As fracking bears down on 31 states across the country, this story offers hope and important lessons for communities trying to protect themselves.