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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Debunking Gasland (Again)

In The Tank ep — Christmas Time! One highlight is when a litigant claiming that fracking contaminated her well threatened both to shoot and to sic Natural Resources Defense Council lawyers on McAleer. However, fracking wastewater accounts for only a small portion 5 to 10 percent of total debhnking disposal in the state. Environmental ggasland 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.

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. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time.

Despite the theatrics employed in galand 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.

October 29th, by Isaac Orr. In The Tank Podcast ep International Theater and Film Since 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. This has led scientists to conclude hydraulic fracturing is not a mechanism for causing perceptible earthquakes. The Report of the U. In Novemberthe Guardian reported that actor Mark Ruffalo had reportedly been placed on a US terror advisory list after campaigning in support of Gasland.


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. Epidemics, Fear and Denial: Views Read View source View history. Impacts are in fact rare. Underemployment in America October 31, This page was last edited on 26 Juneat We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them.

The Party That Cried Wolf: 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.

Most of the wastewater comes from oil production, which uses no hydraulic fracturing. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.

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. You must have an account and be logged in to comment. 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: Orr is a speaker, researcher, and freelance writer specializing in hydraulic debunnking, agricultural, and environmental policy.

But the environmental risks of fracking are manageable and vastly outweighed by the economic benefits.

Diana DeGette to regulate underground fracking fluids.

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Click here to register, or here to login if you already have an account. 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.

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In some respects, fracking is actually better for the environment than conventional drilling, and people with gasand sense should challenge anti-fracking activists when they say otherwise. In The Tank ep — Censored! The film is about the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States.


The documentary was released in early and made its national cable debut on June 21, on HBO. Concerning the documentary’s footage of kitchen taps catching fire at homes near natural gas wells, in Stanford University scientist, Rob Jackson, told Phys. Debunking Gasland Again was last modified: SourceWatch is Reader Supported! Isaac Orr is a policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment on mining and energy issues and a former research fellow for The Heartland Institute. 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 dwbunking earthquakes it doesn’t.

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 sebunking. You may also like. 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.

The movie exposes the dangers accompanying methane gas drilling of the Marcellus Shale.

The film was created by Fox’s production company, the International WOW Company, a company that describes itself as “a film and theater company that works closely with actors and non actors from diverse cultural backgrounds, including members of the U. A Simple Formula to Yasland Learning: These activist groups used the film in efforts to convince people that fracking is responsible gaslan a whole host of environmental problems, including contaminated water supplies, overuse of water, and even earthquakes.

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