Saturday, March 5, 2011
Josh Fox on Democracy Now: Gasland Film
The environmental contamination and human health risk associated with the extraction of natural gas using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” was little known across the United States for years, until a documentary film brought the issue to the national stage. Josh Fox directed the film Gasland, which chronicles the devastation affecting communities where fracking is taking place and the influence of the natural gas industry over regulation of the techniques and chemicals used in the process. The industry aggressively attacked the film, especially when it was nominated for an Academy Award this year.
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! (seen on Free Speech TV, LINK TV, and online at democracynow.org) is a superb journalist who, in her words, "goes where the silence is," and brings us the real news from all over the world. Take a few moments to watch this interview broadcast on March 4, 2011. (The video here starts with Walter Hang of Toxics Targeting. Mr. Hang was also interviewed by Ms. Goodman on Friday.)