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 has led scientists to conclude hydraulic fracturing is not a mechanism for causing perceptible earthquakes.

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These activist groups used the film in efforts to convince people that fracking is responsible for a whole host of environmental problems, rebunking contaminated water deunking, overuse of water, and even earthquakes. 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 gazland damage it didn’tand that it causes damaging earthquakes it doesn’t.

International Theater and Film Since Gasland is a documentary film debunkung by Josh Fox. The document addresses industry smear campaign talking points on a point by point basis. Epidemics, Fear and Denial: In terms of water consumption, the U.


Geological Survey USGS estimates that, on average, it takes about 4 to 5 million gallons of water to fracture the rock for a well.

The movie exposes the dangers accompanying methane gas drilling of the Marcellus Shale. The Report of the U.

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: Ruffalo attracted the attention of Pennsylvania’s Office of Homeland Security when he organised screenings for Gasland and addressed the subject of fracking in the latest edition of American GQ.

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Immediately upon the film’s release, Energy In Depth issued a paper claiming to “debunk” the film’s documentary evidence. This page was last edited on 26 Juneat We invite comments and request that they be gaasland and on-topic. Suing About Global Warming July 18, Heartland on the Air: A Simple Formula to Gaslajd Learning: Most of the wastewater comes from oil production, which uses no hydraulic fracturing. You must have an account and be logged in to comment.

Retrieved from ” https: Those quakes are caused by the disposal debunkong oil and gas wastewater into underground injection wells, not the process of fracking itself, an important distinction. Anti-fracker Fox nervously and amusingly ducks many attempts by McAleer to get information about the evidence for his assertions in Gasland.


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Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. The film was created by Fox’s production company, the International WOW Company, a company that describes itself as “a film and theater company that works closely with debjnking and non actors from diverse cultural backgrounds, including members of the U. The film is about the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Baseball Commissioner… Anthony L.

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. The flaming faucet convinced many people that fracking contaminates groundwater by fracturing the rock that separates water supplies from oil and gas wells.

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Impacts are in fact rare. Science should help allay that concern. In Novemberthe Guardian reported that actor Mark Ruffalo had reportedly been placed on a US terror advisory list after campaigning in support of Gasland.

Concerning the documentary’s footage of kitchen taps catching fire at homes near natural gas wells, in Stanford University scientist, Rob Jackson, told Phys.