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Can you imagine being able to light your tap water on fire? This is just one of the many shocking results due to the natural gas drilling boom which has swept the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology called hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” has unlocked a “Saudi Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown. Josh Fox encounters EPA whistleblowers, congressmen, world recognized scientists, and some of the most incredibly inspiring and heart-wrenching stories of ordinary Americans fighting against fossil fuel giants for environmental justice.
Winner of Special Jury Prize 2010 Sundance Festival
“An exhaustive and eye-opening look at natural-gas drilling and its potential dangers.” Dallas Morning News
“With its jolting images of flammable tap water and chemically burned pets, New York theater-director-turned-documentarian Josh Fox’s Sundance-feted shocker makes an irrefutable case against U.S. corporate “fracking.”” Village Voice
“By turns shocking and deeply upsetting, Gasland is a powerful, well made eco-documentary that carries a vitally important message.” ViewLondon
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