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Title Gasland
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, 104 min.) : digital, stereophonic, sound, color
Series Palace films collection
Palace Films collection.
Summary In September 2006, theatre director and part-time banjo player Josh Fox received an unexpected letter: a natural gas company offering him one hundred dollars for permission to explore his familys upstate New York property, in the lush Delaware River Basin area. Rather than simply signing on the dotted line, Joshs curiosity saw him asking questions. After some investigation, he discovered that the method for extracting the valuable resource from the "Saudi Arabia" of reserves, hydraulic fracturing, is exempt from several important pieces of federal legislation, including the clean water act. As Josh sets out on a journey across Americas heartland, his personal concerns quickly uncover global ones: the multi-million dollar business of fracking has contaminated the water supply, the corporate giants are in cover-up mode, and the PR-spun government has not only turned a blind eye, but has regulated itself out of the picture Rough-hewn yet poetic, the film is a desperate plea for scrutiny of a powerful industry that has now turned its eyes on a new, massive and (for now) largely unexplored territory: Australia.--Kanopy
Notes Originally released [United States], Gasland Productions LLC, c2010
Event Originally produced by Madman Entertainment in 2011
Notes Produced [United States], Gasland Productions ; Australia, Palace Films ; Madman [distributor], c2010, 2011
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Halliburton Company -- Technological innovations -- Environmental aspects.
Hydraulic fracturing -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Gas industry -- Corrupt practices -- United States.
Natural gas -- Prospecting -- United States.
Natural gas -- Prospecting -- Marcellus Shale.
Natural gas -- Prospecting -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Natural gas -- Prospecting -- Health aspects -- United States.
Natural gas -- Prospecting -- Accidents -- United States.
Natural gas reserves -- Marcellus Shale.
Natural gas -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Gas -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Oil and gas leases -- United States.
Groundwater -- Health aspects -- United States.
Groundwater -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Groundwater -- Pollution -- United States.
Groundwater -- Quality -- United States.
Groundwater -- United States.
Water-supply -- New York (State) -- New York.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Fox, Josh, 1972-
Kanopy (Firm)
Other Titles Gas land