Fracking and Keystone

Fracking and Keystone

Joining us is the environmentalist Bill McKibben, who recently led demonstrations at the White House that delayed the approval of a pipeline from the tar sands of Alberta to Texas. The contentious Keystone XL pipeline has become a hot election year issue. He is the author of several books, including The End of Nature, and his latest, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Also joining us is Josh Fox, writer and director of the acclaimed documentary Gasland, which firstrevealed the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” In the name of energy independence, natural gas companies are using fracking with the promise to turn the U.S. into the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. Fox is the founder of International WOW Company, a film and theater company committed to socially conscious themes and subjects.

A book signing will follow the program.

Hammer Forum

This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.

Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

Hammer Forum is made possible in part by Bronya and Andrew Galef. 

Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.