By Gregory Crofton
Josh Fox is smart. At least as smart if not smarter than the Oil & Gas ogres that want him to step on his head and make him go away.
But he’s not going away, and he’s produced another intelligent and alarming documentary with “GASLAND PART II.” It shows why Americans, and really now everyone in the world, needs to be concerned about the business of fracking for natural gas.
Fracking involves fracturing rock formations deep underground using a mix of water and chemicals to break apart rock and release natural gas. This process, a relatively new technology, according to the documentary, is polluting the country on a massive scale because these fracking pipelines break down, or are improperly installed, and allow chemicals to contaminate underground water supplies.
The consequences are broader than water contamination. Fox reports that fracking also causes massive amounts of methane gas air pollution and likely provokes earthquakes.
Oil and gas lobbyist argue that Fox’s films are false, a form of misinformation. They say Fox is a manipulative filmmaker who puts a camera on a small group of people who may or may not have their health and/or drinking water affected by their natural gas wells. They can say whatever they want to, because they’ve got the got the money to say it.
Find a way watch to watch this film because it will leave you, at the very least, well aware of the situation. As things stand now, the energy industry is clearly winning, its path to victory being cleared by destruction of our constitutional rights.