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01.23.2014 | | Posted at 01:39 PM

Documenting the Dark Side of “Energy Independence”

By David Luhrssen
  Filmmaker Josh Fox takes fracking personally. Shale gas drilling has surrounded the modest, rustic house in the Pennsylvania woods he inherited from immigrant parents. He might be forced off the land by a process that involves injecting toxic chemicals into the ground at high pressure to extract natural gas. Water from wells where fracking takes place often becomes flammable. ...