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March 04 2011

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YouTube - Josh Fox: Natural Gas Industry Attacks His Oscar-Nominated Film "Gasland" on Impacts of Fracking

Natural Gas Industry Attacks Oscar-Nominated Film “Gasland” for Chronicling Devastating Impact of Hydraulic Fracking - Democracy Now 2011-03-04

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The environmental contamination and human health risk associated with the extraction of natural gas using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” was little known across the United States for years, until a documentary film brought the issue to the national stage. Josh Fox directed the film Gasland, which chronicles the devastation affecting communities where fracking is taking place and the influence of the natural gas industry over regulation of the techniques and chemicals used in the process. The industry aggressively attacked the film, especially when it was nominated for an Academy Award this year. [includes rush transcript]


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Josh Fox, director of the documentary film Gasland.



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March 03 2011

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Josh Fox: Gasland

GASLAND - (2010) Directed by Josh Fox. Winner of Special Jury Prize - Best US Documentary Feature - Sundance 2010. Screening at Cannes 2010.

It is happening all across America and now in Europe and Africa as well - rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from a multinational energy conglomerate wanting to lease their property. The Reason? In America, the company hopes to tap into a huge natural gas reservoir dubbed the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground—a hydraulic drilling process called fracking—and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower.

But what comes out of the ground with that natural gas? How does it affect our air and drinking water? GASLAND is a powerful personal documentary that confronts these questions with spirit, strength, and a sense of humor. When filmmaker Josh Fox receives his cash offer in the mail, he travels across 32 states to meet other rural residents on the front lines of fracking. He discovers toxic streams, ruined aquifers, dying livestock, brutal illnesses, and kitchen sinks that burst into flame. He learns that all water is connected and perhaps some things are more valuable than money.

GASLAND Trailer 2010 (via CMGOpMgr)

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Pressure Grows for Answers on Fracking

Congressional Democrats demand answers about the safety of hydraulic fracturing after revelations that wastewater from such drilling is regularly dumped into rivers and streams without proper treatment.

March 02 2011

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YouTube - "Fracking" -  Frankreich: Gefahr durch Erdgas - WELTBILDER - NDR

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Eine "Fracking" genannte Fördertechnologie soll die Erdgasgewinnung revolutionieren. Der Nachteil: verschmutztes und entzündbares Trinkwasser. Eine Protestbewegung formiert sich.

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cf. also Soup.io- Link:
 

Natural Gas Industry Rhetoric Versus Reality


 
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February 25 2011

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Natural Gas Industry Rhetoric Versus Reality

   
As the recent natural gas industry attacks on the Oscar-nominated documentary Gasland demonstrate, the gas industry is mounting a powerful PR assault against journalists, academics and anyone else who speaks out against the dangers of hydraulic fracturing and other threats to public health and the environment from shale gas development. DeSmogBlog has analyzed some of the common talking points the industry and gas proponents use to try to convince the public and lawmakers that fracking is safe despite real concerns raised by residents living near gas drilling sites, whose experiences reveal a much more controversial situation

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