HBO's 'Gasland' Explores Environmental, Health Impacts of Natural Gas Drilling

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Last night the documentary "Gasland" aired on HBO. The film focuses on the health and environmental dangers involved in drilling for natural gas. It's the work of director Josh Fox, who started the project after his family in Northeastern Pennsylvania was offered nearly $100,000 from an energy company to take their 19.5 acres of land for hydraulic fracturing. Fox traveled to towns across America where land, water, animals and people have been negatively impacted by natural gas drilling.

We talk with filmmaker Josh Fox about "Gasland," and criticisms of the film by gas and oil companies.

Watch a preview:

Guests:

Josh Fox

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja and Jen Poyant

Comments [1]

docfilmsfanman from 92011

For other documentaries on this subject, definitely check out: Gas Odyssey http://www.gasodyssey.com/ and Haynesville http://www.haynesvillemovie.com/

Jun. 24 2010 10:51 AM

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