Happened to catch this while flipping channels. Very interesting documentary on HBO on natural gas and its production, and environmental side effects. We're brainwashed about how clean natural gas is, when the reality is quite the opposite.http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/
It is happening all across America-rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the "Saudi Arabia of natural gas." Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground-a hydraulic drilling process called "fracking"-and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower. Written by Sundance Film Festivalhttp://www.macleans.ca/article.jsp?content=e3684362
HBO documentary 'Gasland' an unsettling look at hazards of natural gas drilling
June 17, 2010 - 16:56
Michael Rubinkam, The Associated Press
MILANVILLE, Pa. - What do you do when a gas company offers nearly US$100,000 for the right to drill on your land?
If you're Josh Fox, you refuse the money — then make an award-winning documentary portraying the natural gas industry as an environmental menace that ruins water, air and lives.
In "Gasland," premiering Monday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO, Fox presents a frightening scenario in which tens of thousands of drilling rigs take over the landscape, gas companies exploit legal loopholes to inject toxins into the ground and residents living nearby contract severe, unexplained illnesses.