Gasland

24/02/2011 at 6:30 am Leave a comment

Flammable tap water.  Mysterious ailments.  Pits of toxic water.  Fouled air.

Scenes from the documentary “Gasland” are sure to ignite debate as small communities throughout America consider the future of natural gas drilling.

“Gasland” highlights the damage gas drilling has caused across the country, especially when it involves hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling.  Commonly called fracking, the process entails breaking rock with a slurry of water, sand and toxic chemicals to release the gas.  Critics say fracking can pollute drinking water and isn’t properly regulated.

The energy industry contends that fracking has been safely used for decades, and says “Gasland” is flawed and more about fear than facts.

A New York Times review called this documentary “maddening,” appealing to those who are “predisposed to distrust big business and the bureaucrats that regulate it.”  (Okay, that means it only appeals to about 99% of the American population.)

Winner of Special Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival and nominee for best documentary at both the Academy Awards and the Oscars…..pick up a copy tonight and decide for yourself who’s telling the truth.

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