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Gasland The Movie -- Watch Tap Water Burst Into Flames (Must See Film Trailer Is Freaking Out The Energy Lobby)

Update:  Cornell Study: Fracking for gas more hazardous than burning coal


Video:  Film trailer for Gasland

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The energy industry is freaking out about this film:

Directed by Josh Fox.  Winner of Special Jury Prize - Best US Documentary Feature - Sundance 2010. Screening at Cannes 2010.

It is happening all across America and now in Europe and Africa as well - rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from a multinational energy conglomerate wanting to lease their property. The Reason? In America, the company hopes to tap into a huge natural gas 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.

But what comes out of the ground with that natural gas? How does it affect our air and drinking water? GASLAND is a powerful personal documentary that confronts these questions with spirit, strength, and a sense of humor. When filmmaker Josh Fox receives his cash offer in the mail, he travels across 32 states to meet other rural residents on the front lines of fracking. He discovers toxic streams, ruined aquifers, dying livestock, brutal illnesses, and kitchen sinks that burst into flame. He learns that all water is connected and perhaps some things are more valuable than money.





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Still politically scorched from BP’s giant Gulf of Mexico spill, it couldn’t be a worse time for America’s oil giants to find themselves roasting in another environmental firestorm.

But new flames of controversy are on the horizon – in fact, literally emanating from the drinking water of US citizens living near so-called “shale gas” fields.

A controversial documentary, Gaslands, which was aired on television channel HBO this week, shows one Colorado homeowner bending over his tap, holding a lighter with outstretched arm and igniting his chemical-laden water.
Jun 25, 2010 at 1:08 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
“I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple, applying all the possible savings of the public revenue to the discharge of the national debt; and not for a multiplication of officers and salaries merely to make partisans."

-Thomas Jefferson

Jun 25, 2010 at 1:37 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, like some other cities, is considering boycotting Arizona over its immigration law. One of the people debating the issue is a genius named Peggy West, who is a Democrat County Supervisor, and proud to be the “first Latino/Hispanic American to be elected to the Milwaukee County Board.”
Jun 25, 2010 at 1:40 AM | Unregistered CommenterZarathustra
HUGE: If One Exec Loses This Case, The SEC And Feinberg Might "Clawback" Bonuses Execs, Traders Got Years Ago

Jun 25, 2010 at 1:42 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
BP oil spill costs state pension funds about $1.4 billion; Alabama selling off its 6.25 million BP shares

Jun 25, 2010 at 1:44 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Soros Says the Euro is a Flawed Construct

Jun 25, 2010 at 1:45 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Senate negotiators will probably offer changes today to the financial overhaul bill to soften the Volcker rule by allowing banks to sponsor hedge funds and invest their own money, within limits, alongside that of clients.

The compromise, designed to win the support of at least three Republican senators, comes as lawmakers struggle to reach agreement on financial reform this week. To appease Democrats in favor of stronger regulation, negotiators also plan to make it harder for regulators to undermine the rule, according to lobbyists and congressional aides involved in the discussions.

Jun 25, 2010 at 1:47 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Gulf spill plays havoc with real estate

The phone call was short and to the point: A buyer who had agreed to spend $500,000 (U.S.) on a beachfront home with a stunning view of the Gulf of Mexico was backing out.

The cancelled sale was a blow to real estate agent Linda Henderson, but it wasn’t a surprise. Globs of thick, pungent oil are washing up on the shores of Alabama’s Dauphin Island, and the smell on some days is enough to drive the island’s predominantly senior population back into their homes.

It’s also enough to drive real estate agents to despair. “I can tell you that things have pretty much dropped to dead,” she says. “We were on track for our best year since Katrina. This is devastating – you can say that the spill killed the real estate recovery.”

Jun 25, 2010 at 1:48 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Geithner And Summers: Europe Is Nuts For Putting Debt Concerns Ahead Of Growth

Jun 25, 2010 at 1:50 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Reminds me of Gas city Ind., many, many years ago (the burning water).
Jun 25, 2010 at 7:06 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
All the information I have to date I believe justifies a warning be issued to everyone in the Gulf of Mexico (within 100 miles of Gulf of Mexico) to get out as soon as possible. The two major threats are 2 types of toxic gas clouds (created by corexit chemical dispersant and hydrogen sulfide) and the real potential for a methane caused tsunami (this would be a double tsunami) killing all people and boats in the Gulf waters instantly then 2 tsunamis that would race across the gulf at 400mph.

BP called in Russian expert Anatoly Sagalevich, holder of the world's record
for the deepest freshwater dive and his expertise with Russia's two Deep Submergence Vehicles
MIR I, MIR 2 which are able to take their crews to the depth of 6,000 meters (19,685 feet).
BP called in the Russian expert Anatoly Sagalevich on April 22nd (2 days after spill). According
to Sagalevich's report, the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico is not just coming from the 22
inch well bore site being shown on TV but from at least 18 other sites on the fractured sea floor
with the largest being nearly 11 kilometers (7 miles) from where the Deepwater Horizon sank.
Futher Anatoly Sagalevich of Russia's Shirshov Institution of Oceanology in a report prepared
for Prime Minister Putin warns that the Gulf of Mexico sea floor has been fractured
"beyond all repair" and our world should begin preparing for an ecological disaster "beyond
comprehension" unless "extraordinary measures" are undertaken to stop the massive flow of oil
into our planet's 11th body of water. Russia has recommended using a nuclear device /weapon to seal the massive oil leak. Anatoly Sagalevich stated that the Obama administration is refusing to use nuclear weapons to plug the leak and America's main concern is not the environmental catastrophe this disaster is causing but rather what impact of using a nuclear weapon to stop this leak would have on the continued production of oil from the Gulf of Mexico.

From a disgusted and outraged American
Jun 25, 2010 at 10:37 AM | Unregistered CommenterBillyHewitt
Hope BP goes BK!
Jun 25, 2010 at 3:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterSell Short
We are looking at the results of unregulated oligopoly capitalism, with an implied belief that government regulation can significantly improve things.

But America is immune from effective government regulations (of the kind we see in Europe.) It is both culturally and politically impossible here and will never happen.

Small countries like France would like to be models for the rest of the world (they get over 75% if their energy from nuclear http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf40.html) but for France at least, it's only a Napoleonic fantasy.

We in America are too divided, blocked and hysterical to move towards natural gas cars, nuclear energy plants, a rational transportation policy, insulated homes .... to solve our energy problems.

"Drill baby drill, make my day and hasta la vista baby" are just the latest variation of "the only good Indian is a dead Indian" war cry of the past.

It's Manifest Destiny all over again but this time on national TV and with earth changing consequences.

But then again, it might all boil down to overpopulation. As Thomas Malthus said (and I paraphrase (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malthus) "plagues, famines, wars and natural disasters mask/exhibit the effects of overpopulation which are their fundamental cause."
Jun 25, 2010 at 5:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames Street
er, which IS their fundamental cause.
Jun 25, 2010 at 7:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames Street
Well, I hope the FEMA Camps are well stocked and ready to go. With this storm a comming, no tell if the UN could keep up with thAre duties...."The Clock is Tickking" !
Jun 25, 2010 at 9:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
Most of our betters think Texas is an internment camp already, especially out there on the panhandle with all them scorpions and lizards. Very high in protein, however. There's a lot of all out there also, about 40 miles under, but after it gets sucked out of the gulf even that will be gone. They used to burn cattle poop in the old days. Who knows? Beats freezing your ass off.
Jun 26, 2010 at 12:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterJames Street
enjoyed the comments...
Jun 28, 2010 at 3:00 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
it amazes me that people are finding all this out now. when some one tells you the truth we are quick to dismiss it as idiotic and crazyness. then when a movie comes out we start thinking. awesome isn't it?
Apr 19, 2011 at 12:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterRon Nottidge

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