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Gasland – HBO documentary

Gasland – HBO documentary

Jul 21, 2013

Oscar-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. The film shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today taking a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide).

Its happening all across America – rural landowners waking up to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. The reason? The company hopes to tap into a 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.”

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.

To watch full Gasland documentaries please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncGw87eEZcc

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