Documentaries - Gasland (Fracking)

Discussion in 'Survival & Emergency Preparedness' started by Piney Woods, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Piney Woods

    Piney Woods Well-Known Member

    Jul 5, 2006
    Northeast Texas
    One of the facts I find most disturbing is how gas companies were completely exempted from the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, etc.

    Here’s the introduction from the Democrats report from the Energy and Commerce Committee – Chemicals Used In Hydraulic Fracturing (N.B. click on the link at left to see the actual report and list of chemicals): - See more at:

    The Democratic Committee staff analyzed the data provided by the companies about their practices, finding that: The 14 leading oil and gas service companies used more than 780 million gallons of hydraulic fracturing products, not including water added at the well site. Overall, the companies used more than 2,500 hydraulic fracturing products containing 750 different chemicals and other components. - See more at:
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  2. Raeven

    Raeven Reluctant Adult Supporter

    Oct 11, 2011
    The Wilds of Oregon
    Josh Fox's Gasland is almost singlehandedly responsible for bringing the adverse impacts of fracking to the attention of the American public at large. The kid had no axe to grind, just wanted to find out what fracking really entailed before he agreed to a proposal to buy him off by the natural gas industry -- an offer he declined, but that mattered little in the end to his quest to keep his land and little homestead untainted by their practices.

    Josh Fox is a true American hero, in my book.

    Very worthwhile also to watch Gasland II. It follows on from Mr. Fox's previous in-depth investigation into fracking practices and the extent to which the EPA and local governmental agencies are thwarted in their efforts to restrain big fossil fuels money from infesting regulatory agencies and basically running roughshod over locals as they pollute water sources, create earthquake hazards and release shocking amounts of methane into the atmosphere. Residents of Texas, Utah and Wyoming should take particular notice.

    I consider both documentaries required viewing for anyone who genuinely wishes to gain an understanding about fracking and the myth of "clean, green" natural gas. It is anything but -- no matter how many propaganda commercials the natural gas industry airs in their aggressive quest to persuade the American public to the contrary.
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