Gasland: Natural Gas companies are poisoning Americans’ water.

Via on Jun 22, 2010

The greatest environmental disaster no one knows about. Gasland (thanks, Dick Cheney). Jon Stewart.

Can we please have governmental regulation of capitalism in the interests of we little people back?

Please?

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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.

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4 Responses to “Gasland: Natural Gas companies are poisoning Americans’ water.”

  1. [...] Natural gas. Coal. All of it. Let’s continue to protect the values of our nation, but step up to the plate [...]

  2. Randall Smith says:

    thank you thank you for posting this. more frightening than the latest Hellywood offering. you might want to keep reposting this one.

  3. [...] director of GASLAND, Josh Fox, uses the natural gas industry’s own documents to prove the case that one in five [...]

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