This documentary looks at the risks of a proposed sour gas well near Clearwater River, in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Farmers and landowners all share concerns. Residents opposed to the well fear a deadly hydrogen sulphide leak. Shell Canada says it must drill to meet energy needs. When mediation talks break down, both sides anxiously await a ruling from Alberta's Energy and Utilities Board.
Ages 15 to 17
Geography - Environmental Issues
Geography - Territory: Agricultural
Health/Personal Development - Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution
Science - Environmental Science
Science - Life Systems/Ecology
Social Studies - Economics
Discuss the conflict between the energy company and the people who opposed drilling for gas. Have students research environmentally safe energy sources. Ask the class if the group in the film won their battle but lost their war.