Gasland

This is a must watch documentary about the wide spread use of fracking.  Check out the maps of the shale fields in the film as living on or near one has disastrous consequences on drinking water.  Fracking is massive in the USA but there are also numerous gas fields across the rest of the world that could be opened up to the same processes soon.  Climactic disaster!  Check the Gasland website.

“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 verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.”

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