Gasland : Can You Light your Water on Fire?

Gasland : Can You Light your Water on Fire?

DVD - 2010
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In 2009, Delaware River Basin native Josh Fox was presented with an interesting proposal: lease his family lands to a natural gas company for a new method of drilling called hydraulic fracturing, and get a check for $100,000. He wouldn't have to do anything but sit back and collect the money. Curious about the process, Fox embarks on an exploration of other areas where natural gas drilling was already in progress, to observe firsthand any potential downsides. In Dimock, Pennsylvania, a town surrounded by fracking activity, he hears stories of wells exploding, black water, flammable drinking water, headaches, pains, long-term sickness. Fox goes on to tour 25 states, cataloging an endless string of frustrated and sick Americans whose land has become toxic and explaining the legislation pushed through by former vice president Dick Cheney, exempting energy companies from key environmental acts--exemptions that make fracking invisible to any regulation or monitoring. Fox becomes an advocate for the cause of the people whose complains are ignored by the natural gas corporations and the American government. The film documents the pitfalls and perils--borne of avarice of the most bloodless, ruthless kind--of the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in American history, with the potential to poison millions.
Publisher: New York, NY : Docurama Films, 2010
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9781422902882
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE GASLA
Characteristics: optical,stereo
1 videodisc (Not rated)(103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Gas land
Notes: Documentary


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noir125 Jul 15, 2015

Filmmaker Josh Fox drives cross-country on a fact-finding mission. Gasland pairs well with PBS documentary "Bigger Than Enron": both tell how people typically (here, mostly men in leading corporate positions) lie, cheat, fabricate company performance, numbers and mission and (in Gasland) even kill to obtain and retain money and power. In the film incredulity seems to be a pacifier, but then constructive anger is stumped for solutions to local fracking. Another obstacle: people in state governments like New York state have investments in the fracking industry.

Dec 22, 2013

This vibrant documentary shows the devastating consequences of fracking gone wild in the USA!

aaa5756 Nov 16, 2013

PBS has done it again very well done documentary. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

Sep 28, 2013

I must see if you are interested in the future of Northern BC with the LNG industry.

Aug 24, 2013

This eye opening well made documentary by first time filmmaker Josh Fox exposes the completely legal and absolutely criminal acts of 'Big Oil' and the loopholes they take advantage of. These environmental 'rapists' avoid any accountability for poisoning the air and the groundwater as they drill for natural gas (and profits) at an ever expanding and alarming rate. There is virtually no overseeing regulatory commission, due to budget cuts and their exemption of responsibility to the Clean Water Act. I've taken notice recently (since viewing this film) of 'Conoco' TV commercials boasting how 'clean' natural gas is. 'Naturally', no mention of the repercussions. Disgusting. Disturbing. Despicable. Deplorable. Distressing. Disastrous. Depressing. No happy ending here. Well done, Mr. Fox. FIVE STARS.

real_thing Aug 06, 2013

a must c if u like luv the world u live on

Quimeras Jul 15, 2013

Without a doubt, this very informative documentary offers much more than what we get from mainstream news sources. “Gasland” is must-see for everyone. Note: HBO is currently airing “Gasland 2”.

Jul 12, 2013

A shocking chronicle of political dereliction, business greed, and environmental catastrophe from natural gas fracking across the United States. Is 'burning' water coming to northeastern British Columbia? The constantly jiggling hand-held video camera became vertigo-inducing so I found myself closing my eyes and simply listening to the dialogue.

Jun 02, 2013

A good film for revealing serious concerns about the fracking industry to the ignorant.

Apr 10, 2013

Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) is the latest method allowing us to extract huge supplies of natural gas that were previously not accessible. If you are wondering if it is a good idea, watch this film before making up your mind. It tells the stories of the many families throughout the US whose properties and water supplies have been destroyed by the fracking process. The process uses and pollutes huge volumes of water and injects more than 500 different chemicals into the eco-systems.

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aaa5756 Nov 16, 2013

“The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.” -Frank Zappa

aaa5756 Nov 16, 2013

“At the end of the day it's all about money”-Kevin O’Leary (MR. WONDERFUL) from the shark tank

aaa5756 Nov 16, 2013

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill


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