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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The document addresses industry smear campaign talking points on a point by point basis. The Party That Cried Wolf: The Baseball Commissioner… Anthony L. In The Tank ep — Censored! The movie exposes the dangers accompanying methane gas drilling of the Marcellus Shale.
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: This article is part of the FrackSwarm coverage of fracking. The flaming faucet convinced many people that fracking contaminates groundwater by fracturing the rock that separates water supplies from oil and gas wells. Science should help allay that concern.
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. 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.
In The Tank ep — Christmas Time! 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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Underemployment in America October 31, Suing About Global Warming July 18, Concerning the documentary’s footage of kitchen taps catching fire at homes near natural gas wells, in Stanford University scientist, Rob Jackson, told Fasland. The film is about the largest domestic natural gazland drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time.
Epidemics, Fear and Denial: 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. One highlight is when a litigant claiming that fracking contaminated her well threatened both to shoot and to galsand Natural Resources Defense Council lawyers on McAleer.
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Most of the wastewater comes from oil production, which uses no hydraulic fracturing. Debunking Gasland Again was last modified: A study has confirmed what many of us already knew: 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.
Impacts are in fact rare. 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.
An average fracked well does produce betweenand 1 million gallons of wastewater that must be disposed gas,and in underground injection wells. 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.
In terms of water consumption, the U.
Click here to register, or here to login if you already have an account. 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.
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. We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic.
Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. You may also like. Heartland on the Air: Immediately upon the film’s release, Energy In Depth issued a paper claiming to “debunk” the film’s documentary evidence. However, fracking wastewater accounts for only a small portion 5 to 10 percent of total wastewater disposal in the state.
Orr is a speaker, researcher, and freelance writer specializing in hydraulic fracturing, agricultural, and environmental policy. This page was last edited on 26 Juneat Views Read View source View history.
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Anti-fracker Fox nervously and amusingly ducks many attempts by McAleer to get information about the evidence for his assertions in Gasland. The documentary was released in early and made its national cable debut on June 21, on HBO.
Geological Survey USGS estimates that, on average, it takes about 4 to 5 million gallons of water to gadland the rock for a well. In Novemberthe Guardian reported that actor Mark Ruffalo had reportedly been placed on a US terror advisory list after campaigning in support of Gasland. 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.
In The Tank Podcast ep Military, activist communities in sustainable energy and design and actors, dancers, designers and filmmakers from around the world to create new work that addresses current national and global social and political crises. In a work funded by a Gaslan 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.
What is uncovered is truly shocking — water that can be lit debunkihg 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.
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