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This award-winning "bombshell" documentary covers the impact of fracking in one of the country's most pristine watersheds. With exclusive interviews from oil and gas industry leaders, independent experts and impacted residents, TRIPLE DIVIDE [REDACTED] covers five years (2011 - 2016) of cradle-to-grave investigations that reveal how regulators and industry keep water contamination covered up.

The documentary's title pays homage to one of only four Triple Continental Divides in North America, a place that provides drinking water to millions of Americans, signaling to the audience that everything, and everyone, is downstream from shale gas extraction.

Award-winning actor Mark Ruffalo co-narrates this film by Public Herald, an investigative news nonprofit co-founded by journalists/directors Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman.

53 minutes
SDH Captioning for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing
5 bonus DVD features:
PUBLIC HERALD Testimony to EPA [6 mins]
Widespread & Systemic [3 mins]
Data Goldmine [10 mins]
Bob Ging Interview [6 mins]
Kathryn Klaber Interview [3 mins]

Directed by Joshua Pribanic, Melissa Troutman
Produced by Public Herald Studios
Writers: Joshua Pribanic, Melissa Troutman
Director of Photography: Joshua B. Pribanic
Editors: Joshua Pribanic, Melissa Troutman, Andrew Geller
Music: Nest, Evgeny Grinko, Lee Maddeford
Narrators: Melissa Troutman, Mark Ruffalo

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Public Herald is publicly-funded non-profit investigative journalism. Its mission is two-fold: truth + creativity. Public Herald's work uses investigative journalism and art to empower readers and hold accountable those who put the public at risk.
Twitter: @PublicHerald
Facebook: @publicherald,@TripleDivide
Pennsylvania citizen complaints unearthed by Public Herald, mapped and accessible for review and download

Seneca Nation Is Defending Allegheny River Against Fracking Discharge Plan in Pennsylvania

National Organizations

Earthjustice is the nation’s original and largest nonprofit environmental law organization, which leverages its expertise and commitment to fight for justice and advance the promise of a healthy world for all.

Food & Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all, standing up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocates for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) works to safeguard the earth — its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) has been working for more than 50 years to create a healthy, just and peaceful world for both the present and future generations. PSR advocates on the issues you care about by addressing the dangers that threaten communities, using medical and public health expertise to reverse our trajectory towards climate change and protect the public and our environment from toxic chemicals.

Sierra Club, founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, is the nation's largest grassroots environmental organization, promoting efforts to move away from fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.

Trout Unlimited works to conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

Tracking Shale Gas Activity

FracTracker – Find wells, permits, violations, and water bodies near you.

SkyTruth – Receive email alerts when activity is in your area.

eMapPA – Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s online mapping tool

eMapPA Tutorial Tutorial for using Pennsylvania DEP’s eMapPA to assess gas wells and water resources by Save Our Streams PA.

eNoticePennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Electronic Notification System

eNotice Tutorial – Video tutorial on using Pennsylvania DEP’s online permit tracking system

Water Testing & Monitoring

Southwest PA Environmental Health Project (EHP) is a nonprofit public-health organization that assists and supports residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond who believe their health has been, or could be, impacted by unconventional oil and gas development. See EHP's Water Well Contamination Ranking System & Monitoring Strategy.

Mountain Watershed Association is dedicated to protecting, preserving and restoring the Indian Creek and greater Youghiogheny River watersheds.

Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring engages communities to use science as a tool to investigate the health of their streams and to use the data they generate for aquatic protection and restoration efforts.

Air Testing & Monitoring

Shale Test  is non-profit organization that will collect environmental data, and provide environmental testing to lower income families and neighborhoods.



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TRIPLE DIVIDE [REDACTED] investigates the impact of fracking and exposes the cover-up of related drinking-water contamination in the triple watershed of the Eastern US.



"Tells the powerful personal stories of people dealing with the terrible impacts of fracking on their drinking water resources — all backed up by thousands of pages of documents uncovered by the filmmakers."
Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food and Water Watch, Author, Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment

"Shows powerfully that the harms to drinking water continue, that regulation still does not perform its function, and that more of the same can be expected, short of strong political intervention at the state and federal levels. There are now only about 11,000 shale gas wells in Pennsylvania. At least 50,000 more are planned, so TRIPLE DIVIDE is just-in-time education, a warning, and, once again, a call to action to accurately assess all the real costs of shale gas to Pennsylvanians and everybody downstream of the triple divide — yes, all of us."
Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, Professor Emeritus of Engineering, Cornell University, Founder and past President, Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy

"I was unaware of the Public Herald's extensive investigation into over 9,000 cases of potential water contamination from hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania. The film's fanciful artwork helps convey complex processes and geography in easy-to-grasp images. Especially revealing was the documentation of a drilling company's violation of the DEP rules in burying waste pits that may have contaminated a family's water source, and how the complaints about the well were not documented in the DEP file, essentially hidden from public agency records."
K.K. DuVivier, Professor of Law, University of Denver, Author, The Renewable Energy Reader and Energy Law Basics

"A timely cautionary documentary about the fracking industry in Pennsylvania. Clean water is the star of this film. The toxic impact of the fracking industry is the villain."
Julie Dermansky, DeSmog Blog

"Timely...Rewarding and thought-provoking to those seeking more hard information about the fracking controversy."
Salem Weekly

"Gives you the round-up of shale gas and oil production as it plays out day-by-day in Pennsylvania's rural shale-patch communities. What sets it apart from other fracking documentaries is that it shows how we are all impacted by it — through our shared dependence on clean water. We all also share a responsibility to protect this precious resource and should demand the same accountability from our public and elected officials."
Dr. Tanja Srebotnjak, Director, Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design, Harvey Mudd College