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Main Title Gasland : Can you light your water on fire? /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Fox, Josh,
Gandour, Molly.
Adlesic, Trish.
Sanchez, Matthew.
Publisher Docurama Films : Distributed in the U.S. by New Video,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 670755115
ISBN 9781422902882; 1422902889
Subjects Hydraulic fracturing--Environmental aspects--United States ; Gas industry--Corrupt practices--United States ; Natural gas reserves--Marcellus Shale ; Oil and gas leases--United States ; Gas--Law and legislation--United States ; Natural gas--Prospecting--United States ; Natural gas--Prospecting--Marcellus Shale ; Natural gas--Prospecting--Environmental aspects--United States ; Natural gas--Prospecting--Health aspects--United States ; Natural gas--Prospecting--Accidents--United States ; Natural gas--Law and legislation--United States ; Groundwater--Health aspects--United States ; Groundwater--Law and legislation--United States ; Groundwater--Pollution--United States ; Groundwater--Quality--United States ; Groundwater--United States ; Water-supply--New York (State)--New York ; Natural gas reserves--United States ; Technological innovations--Environmental aspects ; United States--Marcellus Shale ; Independent filmmakers--United States--Interviews
Additional Subjects Halliburton Company--Technological innovations--Environmental aspects ; Fox, Josh,--1972---Interviews
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  TN881.A1G373 2010 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 09/12/2011
EJAM  TN881.A1G373 2010 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/01/2012
EMAM  TN881.A1G373 2010 Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 03/20/2024
EMAM DISC TN 881 .A1G375 2010 Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 04/03/2024
EMAM  TN 881.A1G375 2010 Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 03/26/2024
EMAR  TN881.G375 2010 Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 08/02/2011
Edition [Widescreen].
Collation 1 videodisc (approximately 106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Subtitle from disc surface and container.
Contents Notes
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 complaints 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. Bonus scenes: Arkansas section -- Dr. Al Armendariz -- The air over Fort Worth continued -- Weston Wilson extended interview -- Tour of hell -- Theo Colborn extended interview -- Texas compressor stations -- Texas Sharon -- Wilma Subra extended interview; (48 min.).