A study has confirmed what many of us already knew: The movie Gasland got it wrong. Gasland was many Americans’ first exposure to. Debunking Gasland. Is everything featured in the recent movie “Gasland” accurate? No. In fact, the movie “Gasland” promotes ideas about natural gas drilling. Gasland was many Americans’ first exposure to hydraulic fracturing, and the film sparked anti-fracking organizations around the country.

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This page was gwsland edited on 26 Juneat Science should help allay that concern. In The Tank Podcast ep This article is part of the FrackSwarm coverage of fracking.

Debunking Gasland (Again)

Gasland is a documentary film directed by Josh Fox. But the environmental risks of fracking are manageable and vastly outweighed by the economic benefits. Despite the theatrics employed in the film — the famous flaming faucet, for example, was caused by naturally occurring methane and had nothing to do with fracking — science has proved that fracking poses no greater risk to the environment than traditional oil and natural-gas development.

Environmental impacts overview Fracking and air pollution Fracking and climate change Fracking and water consumption Fracking and water pollution Fracking regulations Fracking studies State-by-state overviews International overviews Related articles: The Party That Cried Wolf: Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. Immediately upon the film’s release, Energy In Depth issued a paper claiming to “debunk” the film’s documentary evidence.

Anti-fracker Fox nervously and amusingly ducks many attempts by McAleer to get information about the evidence for his assertions gaxland Gasland. In The Tank ep — Censored! In Novemberthe Guardian reported debunkint actor Mark Ruffalo had reportedly been placed on a US terror advisory list after campaigning in support of Gasland. This has led scientists to conclude hydraulic fracturing is not a mechanism for causing perceptible earthquakes.

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Those quakes are caused by the disposal of oil and gas wastewater into underground injection wells, not the process of fracking itself, an important sebunking. An average fracked well does produce betweenand 1 million gallons of wastewater that must be disposed of in underground injection wells.

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One highlight is when a litigant claiming that fracking contaminated her well threatened both to shoot and to sic Natural Resources Defense Council lawyers on McAleer. Views Read View source View history. Rendell admitted that distributing the information was tantamount to trampling on constitutional rights, as the bulletins were going to representatives of Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry.

In a work funded by a Kickstarter campaign, Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney investigate the claims that fracking has contaminated private well water so badly that hapless residents can set their faucets on fire it hasn’tthat it so polluted air in a Texas town that it boosted cancer rates and caused brain damage it gsslandand that it causes damaging earthquakes it doesn’t.

Drilling & Fracturing

Retrieved from ” https: The document addresses industry smear campaign talking points on a point by point basis. Environmental impacts overview Fracking and air pollution Fracking and climate change Fracking and water consumption Fracking and water pollution Fracking regulations Fracking studies State-by-state debunkkng International overviews. October 29th, by Isaac Orr.

Most of the wastewater comes from oil production, which uses no hydraulic fracturing. Heartland on the Air: I guess the dinosaurs in the dirty fuel lobby don’t like videos of people who can light their tap water on fire after their wells are contaminated with methane gas. International Theater and Film Since A Simple Formula to Increase Learning: Ruffalo attracted the attention of Gaslane Office of Homeland Security when he organised screenings for Gasland and addressed the subject of fracking in the latest edition of American GQ.


A study has confirmed what many of us already knew: The film is about the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Ed Rendell admitted that information about municipal zoning hearings on Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling and a screening of the documentary ” Gasland ,” as well as an anti- BP candlelight vigil and other peaceful gatherings, were the subject of anti-terrorism bulletins being distributed by Pennsylvania’s homeland security office.

Concerning the documentary’s footage of kitchen taps catching fire at homes near natural gas wells, in Stanford University scientist, Rob Jackson, told Phys. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Debunking Gasland Again was last modified: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic.

Citizen groups working on fracking Oil and gas companies Shale formations List of all fracking-related pages Gasland is a documentary film directed by Josh Fox. What is uncovered is truly shocking — water that can be lit on fire right out of the sink, chronically ill residents of drilling areas from disparate locations in the US all with the same mysterious symptoms, huge pools of toxic waste that kill cattle and vegetation well blowouts and huge gas explosions consistently covered up by state and federal regulatory agencies.

In terms of water consumption, the U.

In The Tank ep — Christmas Time! Isaac Orr is a policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment on mining and energy issues and a former research fellow for The Heartland Institute.

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