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             Marcellus Shale & Fracking ....    
 

   Movies , Videos , Audio to Inform You
   
Fracking Hell: The Untold Story - Watch now -  a 17 minute video about what’s happening
                  on the ground in  Bradford County, Pa -  the disruption of lives and damage to
                   the land the industry is causing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEB_Wwe-uBM

The Sky is Pink
    Watch now  Josh Fox's newest short on the
                  highlights of fracking issues - released 8-12  as New York facing a decision on whether
                  they will be fracked.  http://vimeo.com/44367635  or http://www.pinkskyny.com
     

 Josh Fox  interviewed by Elliot Spitzer  explaining the contamination of the water, earthquakes ,
                     the $ in politics that has congress in the hands of the frackers, and other related issues
     
             http://current.com/shows/viewpoint/videos/a-contaminant-to-our-democracy-gasland-director-josh-fox-warns-of-the-dangers-of-fracking/
                   anda follow up interview
                 http://current.com/shows/viewpoint/videos/gasland-director-josh-fox-its-up-to-the-people-to-say-no-to-fracking/


Kevin Heatley , biohabitat restoration specialist from PA  -Watch now -
                  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21Jxw-HiEXE 
      
Gasland  by Josh Fox
 
                    1 1/2 hr  - the
personal journey across the US by a PA homeowner to discover the
                           effects of fracking on many other parts of the country as well as in PA
                 
  Watch the Gasland  trailer :
http://www.hbo.com/#/documentaries/gasland/video/gasland.html 
                          The DVD is on sale at Amazon.com
                          Everyone can download free for their own personal use  http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/terms 
                          A copy of the CD is available in Montgomery Co McLinc system - given to Cheltenham Library 

                    More about  Gasland is  below on this page  

 
Josh Fox  interviewed on PBS  about Gasland -  http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/613/index.html
                 

Fracking - A  documentary film by David Morris - the trailer
                    
   http://player.vimeo.com/video/17574661?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0

Frack - the Movie -
http://www.marcellusprotest.org/frack-movie-trailer
        
Split Estate  Online at Netflix, Amazon,  etc -   a movie about gas drilling rights and the fact that
                      one person owns the surface rights  but others may own the mineral rights beneath their land 
                      and owners are helpless to protect their land, hones & water against the effects of fracking 
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFN  or go to www.splitestate.com

      
 
Kevin Heatley - biohabitat restoration specialist from PA
explains the consequences of Fracking 
                        
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21Jxw-HiEXE

One man's experience with a gas well the legal 200 feet from his property line - 24hr noise and lights. 
                        
https://vimeo.com/26927533


 Audio Segments
 
Marty Moss-Coane on NPR hosts John Hangar and Sandra Steingraber
                  
     http://whyy.org/cms/radiotimes/2012/09/20/a-look-at-drilling-for-natural-gas-in-the-marcellus-shale-region
        
 Hear  gas drilling and fracking stories in Texas....noise, rashes,  fouled  water ....
http://vimeo.com/18086098 
 

   

 

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More about Gasland - The Film 


The DVD is on sale at Amazon.com
Everyone can download free for their own personal use  http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/terms 
A copy of the CD is available in Montgomery Co McLinc system - given to Cheltenham Library

About Gasland
PBS interview of the filmmaker Josh Fox http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/613/index.html

See letter at the end about the Gas industry attempt to block Oscar nomination

 Gasland is the Sundance Award winning documentary about Marcellus gas extraction  by Josh Fox You may download a copy for your personal viewing   :   see  http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/terms

Learn about the issues through the eyes of the people at ground zero where gas extraction is taking place. With no severance tax on the industry taxpayers are on the hook for the high costs of remediation.

 The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States into Pennsylvania and the Delaware River Basin. There seems to be a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us.

 But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox was asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarked on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. In a recently drilled Pennsylvania town residents light their drinking water on fire, one of the many revelations uncovered by Fox.

 Recent headlines reveal that toxic frack water waste has long been dumped into the Neshaminy Creek which overlays drinking water wells in Bucks County and runs beside BuxMont UUF where people fish. Where else have our local streams been fouled?

 Revered by activists and conservationists, reviled by the gas industry, bureaucrats, and politicians, this extraordinary film puts a human face on an issue that has already split families, communities, activists, and regions.

And if you have read some of the attacks on this movie, find out something about who's behind those attacks here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kevin-grandia/who-are-the-spindoctors-b_b_621190.html .

 

Trailer of the film : http://www.hbo.com/#/documentaries/gasland/video/gasland.html - share this with friends

 

Theater Showings   http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/screenings 
                         ( screenings may be being held by community groups,  too, in church halls and librairies etc )

PBS Interview with Josh Fox - http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/613/index.html

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AN OPEN LETTER TO JOURNALISTS FROM GASLAND DIRECTOR JOSH FOX IN RESPONSE TO ATTACKS BY GAS INDUSTRY

by Josh Fox on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 12:43pm

February 7, 2011 -- With the recent Oscar nomination of my documentary film GASLAND, Big Gas and their PR attack machine hit a new low in its blatant disregard for the truth.

In an unprecedented move, an oil and gas industry front group sent a letter to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences saying that the film should be ineligible for best documentary feature. 

 We are honored and encouraged by the Academy’s nomination.  It is terrific to be acknowledged as filmmakers by the film world’s most prestigious honor.  But perhaps more than that, I believe that the nomination has provided hope, inspiration and affirmation for the thousands of families out there who are suffering because of natural gas drilling.  The Oscars are about dreams, and I know that for all of us living with the nightmare of gas drilling the nomination provides further proof that someone out there cares.  

Now Big Gas wants to take that away, as they have shattered the American dream for so many. 

GASLAND exposes the disaster being caused across the U.S. by the largest domestic natural gas drilling campaign history and how the contentious Halliburton-developed drilling technology called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking threatens the water supply of millions.  

Fracking is a whole-scale industrialization process that pumps millions of gallons of toxic material directly into the ground. Thousands of documented contamination cases show the harmful chemicals used have been turning up in people's water supplies in fracking areas all over the map. 

We stand behind the testimonials, facts, science and investigative journalism in the film 100 percent.  We have issued a point-by-point rebuttal of the group’s claims (“Affirming Gasland”), posted on our website: www.gaslandthemovie.com  

It’s not just us they’re after.  The gas industry goes after anyone who tries to punch a hole in their lie. Last week the same pro-drilling group, Energy in Depth (EID), attacked an investigative piece on drilling pollution by ProPublica, the highly credible public interest journalism organization. 

And just last week, T. Boone Pickens, the most visible promoter of gas fracking, went on The Daily Show claiming that he personally has fracked over 3,000 wells and never witnessed any contamination cases, even when Jon Stewart asked him about GASLAND point blank.  He simply stated over and over again the industry lie, that fracking is safe.  Not a single word of acknowledgement, or responsibility for the claims of thousands and the threat posed to millions. 

The gas industry believes it can create a new reality in which their nationwide onshore drilling campaign isn’t a disaster.  But no amount of PR money or slick ads can keep the stories of contamination coming from thousands of Americans from being any less true. 

On Monday, Congressional investigators called out frackers for pumping millions of gallons of diesel fuel directly into the ground, exposing drinking water sources to benzene and other carcinogens. This makes EID’s specious and misleading attack on the science and data in GASLAND  especially ironic since Halliburton stonewalled Congressman Henry Waxman’s investigation into fracking, refusing to provide data on their use of diesel and other harmful chemicals injected in the fracking process.

There are major watershed areas providing water to millions of Americans that are at risk here, including the watershed areas for New York City and Philadelphia. The catastrophe has been widely covered not only in GASLAND, but also by hundreds of news stories, films and TV segments. This is a moment of crisis that cannot be understated. 

Even before its release, the power of the film was not lost on the industry. In the March 24th edition of the Oil and Gas Journal, Skip Horvath, the president of the Natural Gas Supply Association said that GASLAND is “well done. It holds people’s attention. And it could block our industry.” 

GASLAND was seen by millions and I personally toured with the film to over 100 cities. In affected areas, people came to the screenings with their contaminated water samples in tow. They came to have the truth they know shared and confirmed. 

As Maurice D. Hinchey, U.S. Representative (NY-22) recently said, “Thanks to GASLAND and the millions of grassroots activists across the country, we finally have a counterweight to the influence of the oil and gas industry in our nation's capital." 

Big Gas is blocking the truth in their pursuit of hundreds of billions of dollars of profit. Their clear goal is to ensure our nation remains addicted to fossil fuels for the rest of this century. They seek to stifle the development of truly renewable energy. 

They’re playing dirty in more ways than one, attacking the film and the testimonials and science in it instead of taking responsibility and addressing the contamination, destruction and harm that they are creating. I now know how the people in my documentary feel, to have the things they know to be true and the questions they are raising so blatantly discounted and smeared. It is truly unfortunate that the gas-drilling industry continues to deny what is so obvious to Americans living in gaslands across the nation. 

Josh Fox

Director, GASLAND

 www.gaslandthemovie.com

 


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