This is the question accidental documentary film maker set forth to answer as he traveled the U.S. investigating the impact of hydraulic fracking. This quest led him to discover a lot of alarming things and find himself and his film, “Gasland” nominated for an Oscar.
Many in the natural gas industry are not happy with the attention the Oscar nomination has put on their efforts to continue using a method of underground gas extraction that involves the release of dangerous chemicals into the water table. As reported today by Reuters in a blog entitled, “Business world takes uncommon interest in Oscars”
“Gasland,” is already giving energy executives heartburn for its polemical look at the practice of hydraulic fracturing. The technology known as fracking has unleashed a torrent of drilling investments across the country.”
Find out more about Public Citizens efforts to fight hydraulic fracking by clicking here. And, check out the trailer for “Gasland” below if you haven’t seen it already.