Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Academy Award Nominated Josh Fox Is Arrested At a Public Hearing at the U.S. Capital

Shame, shame on Andy Harris, Republican representative from Maryland. He had Josh Fox arrested rather than allowing him to film the hearing on hydrofracking and the EPA study on water contamination in Pavilion, Wyoming. Transparency? A thing of the past to Rep. Harris.

In a stunning break with First Amendment policy, House Republicans directed Capitol Hill police to detain a highly regarded documentary crew that was attempting to film a Wednesday hearing on a controversial natural gas procurement practice. Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.), the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee, can be heard at the end of the clip asking Republican Chairman Andy Harris (R-Md.) to halt the arrest and permit the man to film the public hearing.


rob said...

OUTRAGE, that's what I'm feeling!

Peacegirl said...

I am feeling that, too. Watching one of our heroes being cuffed for no reason (well, there were reasons- wrong ones), was very hard to take.