Oil + Gas Industries Try to Silence Film | VIDEO

Via Lynn Hasselberger
on Feb 16, 2011
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And they don’t like the Academy Award nomination.

Do not try this at home | Photo courtesy Gasland

The documentary film Gasland, which I wrote about last June, has been nominated for an Academy Award, and the oil and gas companies are working around the clock to prevent it from winning. In fact, they’ve tried to persuade the Academy to withdraw its nomination altogether.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. interviewed Gasland filmmaker Josh Fox on Ring of Fire recently to discuss his Oscar-nominated film.

View parts two and 3 of this interview on my blog, I Count for myEARTH.

How you can help.

Tell your representatives to support the Frac Act to keep drilling toxics out of our drinking water.


About Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is co-founder of GDGD Radio; The Green Divas Managing Editor; and Producer of The Green Divas Radio Show. She's also a mom, writer and award-winning cat-herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, lead-free chocolate and comedy are just a few of her fave things. In her rare moments of spare time, she blogs at myEARTH360.com and LynnHasselberger.com. A treehugger and social media addict, you'll most likely find Lynn on twitter (@LynnHasselbrgr @GreenDivaLynn & @myEARTH360), instagram and facebook. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.


6 Responses to “Oil + Gas Industries Try to Silence Film | VIDEO”

  1. AlanHaffa says:

    This is so frightening. Safe drinking water is the most basic of human rights. We need to correct the Halliburton Loophole so that the Clean Water Act does regulate Fracking. And we need to require the Gas and Oil companies to prove that their process is safe before we allow any more exploration and development.The Fracking fluid contains the most hazardous materials you can imagine, and we are pumping it under the ground below our drinking water aquifers, igniting explosions to free gas, and then we wonder why people's tap water lights on fire?

  2. Lindsey B. says:

    Thank you Lynn for covering this. This is such an important issue. I just added Gasland to my netflix queue!

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  4. Thanks, Lindsey! You can also watch it on HBO On Demand through Feb 20th. Cheers!

  5. Abso-fracking-lutely, Alan. Have you had a chance to see GASLAND? Just saw it for the 2nd time today–it's on HBO On Demand until Feb 20th.

  6. C Turner says:

    I think there would be benifits to informing all the workers of the industry exactly what they are dealing with as in the documentary the employers at ground level seemed oblivious to the dangers they themselves were in from toxic contamination through direct contact with toxic Un-named chemicals and toxic fumes with life expectancy possibly shorter than their working contracts, I'm sure their payppacks do not relate accordingly – how could they?!