Promotional Image of the film Don't Frack With Denton -- shows film title overlayed on image of the Denton town hall building surrounded by gas rigs and sillhouettes of protestersDon’t Frack with Denton is a recently released documentary by Garrett Graham that is viewable freely, in full on YouTube. The film follows numerous individuals involved in years of community organizing to ban fracking in the city of Denton, Texas. Eventually, they won! However, not long after, the state legislature of Texas passed HB40 — a law stripping Texas cities and towns of their right to regulate oil and gas industries. The film is a powerful story and case study of organizing in a Red state with a powerful oil and gas economy.

One of the main people in the film is Adam Briggle, a philosophy professor at University of North Texas, a Board member of the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and author of the book A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking. Numerous members of the Denton UU Fellowship were involved in “Frack Free Dention” and Adam Briggle references the Unitarian Universalist principles of respecting democracy and the responsible search for truth as personal influences of his involvement in Frack Free Denton and climate activism.

When asked if he would recommend the film to others, Adam said, “I got to learn first hand just how much research and time went into this documentary – it is truly an impressive accomplishment. I would recommend it to anyone interested in the Denton story.”

The film provides significant moments of clarity and food for thought for anyone interested in mobilzing communities to address pollution, public health, and the climate crisis by transitioning away from fossil fuels.

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