GasLand (2010)

flyerFracking for gas in U.S.

Category | Environment, Peak Oil

The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us.

But is fracking safe?

When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND.

Part travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown …

Film trailer … (5 min.)

The Oil Industry explains Fracking (8 min.)

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