This week, you can drop in for a free screening of Gasland Part II, which looks at the dangers of natural-gas fracking and how energy companies have fracked the democratic process. West Jordan City residents will want to stop by a hearing to have their voices heard on whether electronic billboards should be allowed in the city. Later, it’s Interim Day at the Legislature, with lawmakers discussing everything from e-cigarettes to efforts to reduce class sizes.
Gasland Part II
Friday, Nov. 15
Filmmaker Josh Fox follows up his previous documentary with Gasland Part II, a look hydraulic fracturing—aka fracking—a controversial practice that has spread to 32 countries. The film will also take a look at the political power held by the polluting industries that are “contaminating our Democracy,” according to Fox.
First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, 569 S. 1300 East, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.
West Jordan City Planning Commission
Tuesday, Nov. 19
West Jordan residents will have the opportunity to support businesses’ right to advertise through electronic billboards in the city, or to speak out against the encroachment of blinking ad pollution inside the city limits. Show up and speak up, because the planning commission will make its recommendation to the West Jordan City Council based in part on public feedback from this meeting.
West Jordan City Hall, 8000 S. Redwood Road, 801-569-5066, Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m., WJordan.com
Legislative Interim Day
Wednesday, Nov. 20
The Utah Legislature’s 2014 session is just a few short months away, and lawmakers are finalizing plans on new bills to govern every Utahn in the state. This week, committees will run all day, promising lots of exciting legislative action. To name just a few of the many committees meeting, the Health & Human Services Committee will consider draft legislation to raise the age limit for e-cigarettes and will present a report on funding autism coverage, and the Education Committee will present reports on subjects like class-size reduction.
Utah Capitol, 350 N. State, 801-538-1029, Nov. 20, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Le.Utah.gov