The film, called gasland, brought to light the widespread water contamination, air pollution and health hazards associated with the. The resulting film is gasland, a visionary and sometimes. Google josh fox and youll get nearly half a million similar hits. This brings us to a pair of dueling video documentaries about the two engineering technologies most responsible for the current petroleum glut. Sep 02, 2015 documentary gasland pivotal to anti fracking movement. The truth about gasland colorado oil and gas association coga the truth about gasland whitepaper. Gasland highlights the fracking up of america cabal times. A film festival favorite now screening in theaters nationwide, gasland will be released under new videos docurama films brand. The film focuses on communities in the united states where natural gas drilling activity was a concern and, specifically, on hydraulic fracturing fracking, a method of stimulating production in otherwise impermeable rock fracking is a technique that has been used routinely since the late 1940s as an aid to. The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the united states. Gasland part ii follows on three years later, to continue documenting how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most devastating environmental issues rapidly spreading the globe. According to phelim mcaleer, josh fox, the director of gasland, an oscar nominated documentary, admitted that he withheld evidence that showed gas can occur in water naturally and is not a result of fracking.
The natural gas industry says hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, could supply the u. On monday, june 21st, hbo aired gasland a documentary by josh fox which discusses the natural gas. Three years later, anti fracking activism has grown into a fullfledged national movement. A this 2010 documentary exposes the consequences of hydraulic fracturing on the groundwater quality of local communities. But fox responded with his own detailed defense of the movie affirming gasland pdf. How flaming tap water ignited the fracking controversy. Fracking chemicals are proprietary explain what this means. Jun 12, 2012 in the hbo movie gasland, new york city filmmaker josh fox tried to scare people into thinking that natural gas development and hydraulic fracturing are new, unregulated and dangerous. It is dramatic and at first glance seems like a slam dunk. Gasland, hydraulic fracturing, fracking, josh fox, narrative paradigm, visual rhetoric. Jun 05, 2015 fracking related oil and gas production supported 2. The process of hydraulic fracturing, to which fox appears to be making.
In the hbo movie gasland, new york city filmmaker josh fox tried to scare people into thinking that natural gas development and hydraulic fracturing are new, unregulated and dangerous. This sequel further enriches the argument that the gas industrys portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a lie, where in fact fracked wells inevitably leak over time, and. I have been overwhelmed by the amazing, positive responses to the film. Many fracking chemicals are protected from disclosure under trade secret exemptions. Gas prospecting requires something called fracking, or hydraulic. But environmentalists are worried it may not be safe. Fracking explained hydraulic fracturing has enabled vast amounts of unconventional shale resources to be extracted from the ground.
Three years later, antifracking activism has grown into a fullfledged national movement. Jun 18, 2010 the natural gas industry says hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, could supply the u. How gasland changed minds on fracking the boston globe. Mar 04, 2012 the halliburtondeveloped drilling technology of fracking or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a saudia arabia of natural gas just beneath us.
Jun 21, 2010 the hbo documentary explores the effects of a type of natural gas drilling on residential water supplies. The first technology is horizontal drilling, an engineering feat that enables a steel drill pipe in a. Director josh fox positions himself at the center of the story as both a narrator and. Once a well is drilled, millions of gallons of water, sand and proprietary chemicals are injected, under high pressure, into a well. Gaslands impact on the explosive growth of the antifracking.
In an effort to understand what the lease would mean to him and his family. When filmmaker josh fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a crosscountry odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. While the producers may have intended to highlight the dangers of fracking, the documentary also becomes a poignant portrayal. York city, hbos decision to air the gasland documentary nationwide. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is a process in which natural gas is extracted from shale deposits underground. Josh fox unveiled, exposed and revealed natural gas.
Documentary gasland pivotal to antifracking movement. The sky is pink by josh fox and the gasland team on vimeo. Fox documentary gasland, claims that fracking, a way of drilling for natural gas, has polluted water and endangered lives. The fracking industry has responded with not just a rebuttal, but a full documentary film of their own. In response to the gasland video, the independent petroleum association of america. Fracturing has been used by drillers for around 60 years. New video, a leading independent film and tv distributor, announced today that gasland will be available on tuesday, december 14, via dvd with digital release later next year. Until recently, many of them related to positive stories about the movie. Jul 19, 20 gasland, part ii is a direct continuation of the original gasland, which famously featured footage of a pennsylvania man lighting his water on firea phenomenon that, unknown to many, is a. Josh foxs gasland ii to expose power politics of fracking. Jul 03, 20 pictures of flames shooting out of a tap in josh foxs oscarnominated first film about the natural gas boom helped make fracking a household word in america gasland part ii, scheduled to air on. What is the name of the shale formation located near milanville, pennsylvania.
Gasland movie fracking horror stories please watch. Gasland partners with new video for dvd and digital. Refining and removing water from the gasliquid mixture that comes out of the fracking wells. The hbo documentary explores the effects of a type of natural gas drilling on residential water supplies. The film was produced by josh fox, an independent filmmaker, showing the negative environmental impacts of fracking on local communities. Up next gasland director josh fox arrested at congressional hearing on natural gas fracking duration. Its members are diverse, ranging from homeowners displaced by the shale gas industrys harmful activities, to farmers worried about fracking s impact on their land and animals, to nurses and doctors attending to the health of their patients. Frackingrelated oil and gas production supported 2. Introduction the documentary film gasland made by josh fox narrates the story of environmental degradation in the usa and its reasons. Sources attached is the full length youtube video of the film gasland, produced as a documentary on the fracking and gas industry.
Jun 04, 2011 fox documentary gasland, claims that fracking, a way of drilling for natural gas, has polluted water and endangered lives. Hydraulic fracturing was first used commercially in 1949. Weirs technologies support the fracking process from start to finish, and help customers to achieve desired production levels in even the harshest. Gasland 2, now on hbo, a sequel to filmmaker josh foxs 2010 gasland documentary which follows his international odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination related to hydraulic fracking. Gasland partners with new video for dvd and digital release.
How gasland changed minds on fracking and more surprising insights from the social sciences by kevin lewis globe correspondent, september, 2015, 12. Fringe festival of new york city, hbos decision to air the gasland documentary. Html full text the truth about fracking contents 1. The film focuses on communities in the united states where natural gas drilling activity was a concern and, specifically, on hydraulic fracturing fracking, a method of stimulating production in otherwise impermeable rock. Fracking can allow us access to fuel sources within the united states instead of importing fuel from other countries. The opposing sides are often strident in expressing their views, and some of the online comments about both films are spiked with strings of profanity. Nonetheless, the veneer started to crack with gasland ii.
Fracking also often referred to as hydraulic fracturing or hydrofracking is a process stimulation procedure first used by the oil and gas industry in 1947 at a well in the hugoton gas field located in kansas. But a new boom in natural gas drilling, a process called fracking. Studies of fracking waste have identified formaldehyde, acetic acids, and boric acids, among hundreds of others. In 2010, fox released his first documentary on fracking. List and describe the neurological effects of the vocs and other air pollutants, as described by dr. Its members are diverse, ranging from homeowners displaced by the shale gas industrys harmful activities, to farmers worried about frackings impact on their land and animals, to nurses and doctors attending to the health of their patients. The premise is simple, fluids are forced under pressure into the formation surrounding the wellbore. Gasland video sheet name date period gasland answer the. The natural gas industry stands by the safety of hydraulic fracturing, a. Our latest gasland ii debunked video lays out how the gasland films have willfully and shamefully ignored the determinations of state regulatory agencies, solely to inflate risks and create fear. Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a means of natural gas extraction employed in deep natural gas well drilling. Risks to drinking water fracturing a deep shale layer one time to release natural gas might pose little risk to drinkingwater supplies, but doing so repeatedly could be. It also has sharply reduced energy prices, providing an. Gasland is foxs urgent, cautionary and sometimes darkly comic look at the implications and impact of the massive drilling campaign that is currently sweeping the country and promising landowners a quick payoff with possible longterm costs.
Now talks with filmmaker josh fox about gasland, his sundance. After fracking took place near dimock, pennsylvania. May 11, 2014 autoplay when autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next. Gasland has been embraced by those who consider fracking to be a serious health and environmental threat, and its sparked a debate in the u. Pictures of flames shooting out of a tap in josh foxs oscarnominated first film about the natural gas boom helped make fracking a household word in america gasland part ii. Kevin begos talks about the state of the fracking industry in pennsylvania, including public opinion on the industry and legislation to regulate drilling. To evaporate produced fracking water to get rid of it, possibly sending chemicals into the air.
But documentarymaker josh fox manages it with his film gasland, executiveproduced by debra winger. Gasland is foxs urgent, cautionary and sometimes darkly comic look at the implications and. The answer lies at the center of escalating controversy in new york state, pennsylvania, texas and colorado, as well as australia, france and canada. Gasland, a 2010 american documentary film, has made a lot of waves because of its critical view of the practice of fracking.
Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Foxs animation of fracturing differs from this industrysponsored video. Gasland iis luddite slander of fracking is the latest. What type of pollution is released from condensate tanks. Gas prospecting requires something called fracking, or. Given the significant publicity and academy award nomination resulting from the 2010 release of gasland, this film seems the fitting starting point for a discussion of what has, perhaps, grown into a distinct genre of documentarythe fracking film. Gasland is going a long way in spreading public awareness about the risks fracking poses on human and environmental health.1161 845 89 1513 200 1540 760 1669 565 649 1501 1464 22 475 501 1368 960 105 1000 403 765 9 1603 1536 1419 106 934 167 83 1133 1091 1451 701 1227 1580 1569 1393 267 378 848 610 715 456 1406