November 22, 2010
2009 Summit Chair Lindsay Ellis, with Environmental Law Society President, Matthew Miller and Faculty Advisor, Professor Mark Davis
“Haynesville: A Nation’s Hunt for an Energy Future” premiers tomorrow night (Tues., Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. EST) on CNBC, featuring footage shot at the 14th Annual Tulane Law School Summit on Environmental Law and Policy. The 1-hour documentary also includes interviews from authors Bill McKibben and Mike Tidwell, both of whom spoke at the Summit in April 2009 at the law school’s Weinmann Hall. (Photos and videos from the 2009 Summit are available here.)
2009 Summit Chair Lindsay Ellis (L ’10) said Environmental Law Society members were excited when the film crew chose to capture footage of their event, but that the documentary alone was just as invigorating. “[‘Haynesville’] helps to spread the message of environmental awareness to a much broader audience,” Ellis explained.
Formed more than 170 million years ago in northwest Louisiana and east Texas, the nation’s largest natural gas field—Haynesville Shale—was developed as an energy source, creating millionaires in the long-economically depressed area near Shreveport. “Haynesville” chronicles the 2008 discovery and announcement of the massive shale gas formation, following its impact on local people’s lives and exploring what it means for the nation’s energy policy.
“I set out to make a documentary about a historic natural gas find and its affect on three lives,” stated “Haynesville” Director Gregory Kallenberg, “But as I looked deeper, I learned that finds like this could be instrumental in getting the U.S. off of coal and moving us towards a cleaner and greener energy future. While I hope this film helps people understand that all energy has a human cost, I also hope “Haynesville” helps shape the national discussion around natural gas as a fuel source and its integration with renewables.”
Thanks to Lindsay Ellis (L ’10), 2009 Summit Chair, Environmental Law and Policy,
for sharing this news with us.
NETWORK PREMIERE INFO
HAILED AS “AN INCREDIBLE STORY” AND “A PIECE OF BRILLIANT INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING,” “HAYNESVILLE: A NATION’S HUNT FOR AN ENERGY FUTURE” NETWORK CUT DEBUTS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010 AT 9PM EST FOLLOWED BY ENCORE PRESENTATIONS AT 10PM, 12AM AND 1AM. IN ADDITION, THE FILM WILL RUN SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH AT 10PM. THE FEATURE-LENGTH EDITION OF THE FILM WHICH FEATURES MORE PERSONAL STORIES AND A DISCUSSION ABOUT NATURAL GAS AND THE AMERICAN ENERGY PICTURE IS AVAILABLE FOR ORDER ONLINE AT WWW.HAYNESVILLEMOVIE.COM OR THE DOWNLOADABLE VERSION IS AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON ITUNES. (ALL TIMES ARE IN EST.)
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FILM AND THE “HAYNESVILLE” TRAILER CAN BE FOUND AT: WWW.HAYNESVILLEMOVIE.COM