A study has confirmed what many of us already knew: The movie Gasland got it wrong. Gasland was many Americans’ first exposure to. Debunking Gasland. Is everything featured in the recent movie “Gasland” accurate? No. In fact, the movie “Gasland” promotes ideas about natural gas drilling. Gasland was many Americans’ first exposure to hydraulic fracturing, and the film sparked anti-fracking organizations around the country.
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In Novemberthe Guardian reported that actor Mark Ruffalo had reportedly been placed on a US terror advisory list after campaigning in support of Gasland. The film is about gasoand largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. You must have an account and be logged in to comment. You may also like.
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Despite the theatrics employed in the film — the famous flaming faucet, for example, was caused by naturally occurring methane and had nothing to do with fracking — science has proved that fracking poses no greater risk to the environment than traditional oil and natural-gas development. Epidemics, Fear and Denial: USGS reports hydraulic fracturing has been used in more than one million wells sinceyet there have been only three instances in which fracking was directly responsible for tremors large enough to be felt at the surface.
In The Tank ep — Christmas Time! Heartland on the Air: Rendell admitted that distributing the information was tantamount to trampling on constitutional rights, as the bulletins were going to representatives of Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry. Underemployment in America October 31, Comments do not represent the views of Reason.
The Party That Cried Wolf: Environmental impacts overview Fracking and air pollution Fracking and climate change Fracking and water consumption Fracking and water pollution Fracking regulations Fracking studies State-by-state overviews International overviews Related articles: Anti-fracker Fox nervously and amusingly ducks many attempts by McAleer to get information about the evidence for his assertions in Gasland.
Immediately upon the film’s release, Energy In Depth issued a paper claiming to “debunk” the film’s documentary evidence. Views Read View source View history. An EPA video obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request shows the same husband and wife litigants threatening visiting federal agents when told that their water was uncontaminated.
Environmental impacts overview Fracking and air pollution Fracking and climate change Fracking and water consumption Fracking and water pollution Fracking regulations Fracking studies State-by-state overviews International overviews. Ruffalo attracted the attention of Pennsylvania’s Office of Homeland Security when he organised screenings for Gasland and addressed the subject of fracking in the latest edition of American GQ.
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An average fracked well does produce betweenand 1 million gallons of wastewater that must be disposed of in underground injection wells. SourceWatch is Reader Supported! These activist groups used the film in efforts to convince people that fracking is responsible for a whole host of environmental problems, including contaminated water supplies, overuse of water, and even earthquakes.
I guess the dinosaurs in the dirty fuel lobby don’t like videos of people who can light their tap water on fire after their wells are contaminated with methane gas. International Theater and Film Since In a work funded by a Kickstarter campaign, Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney investigate the claims that fracking has contaminated private well water so badly that hapless residents can set their faucets on fire it hasn’tthat it so polluted air in a Texas town that it boosted cancer rates and caused brain damage it didn’tand that it causes damaging earthquakes it doesn’t.
In some respects, fracking is actually better for the environment than conventional drilling, and people with good sense should challenge anti-fracking activists when they say otherwise. Confirming this, an analysis released this year — an authoritative five-year study conducted by EPA — found no evidence of widespread or systemic impacts on drinking- water resources. The flaming faucet convinced many people that debnuking contaminates groundwater by fracturing the rock that separates water supplies from oil and gas wells.
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The Baseball Commissioner… Anthony L. Orr is a speaker, researcher, and freelance writer specializing in hydraulic fracturing, agricultural, and environmental policy.
Diana DeGette to regulate underground fracking fluids.
The movie exposes the dangers accompanying methane gas drilling of the Marcellus Shale. In terms of water consumption, the U. Suing About Global Warming July 18, Ed Rendell admitted that information about municipal zoning hearings on Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling and a screening of the documentary ” Gasland ,” as well as an anti- BP candlelight vigil and other peaceful gatherings, were the subject of anti-terrorism bulletins being distributed by Pennsylvania’s homeland security office.
Citizen groups working on fracking Oil and gas companies Shale formations List of all fracking-related pages Gasland is a documentary film directed by Josh Fox.
We reserve the right to delete any comment gasoand any reason at any time. Those quakes are caused by the disposal of oil and gas wastewater into underground injection wells, not the process of fracking itself, an important distinction. Most of the wastewater comes from oil production, which uses no hydraulic fracturing. A study has confirmed what many of us already knew: We do not gaslqnd or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them.
What is uncovered is debunkinv shocking — water that can be lit on fire right out of the sink, chronically ill residents of drilling areas from disparate locations in the US all with the same mysterious symptoms, huge pools of toxic waste that kill cattle and vegetation well blowouts and huge gas explosions consistently covered up by state and federal regulatory agencies.