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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. ...
12.13.2010 | | Posted at 12:54 PM
By David Luhrssen
The subject for filmmaker Josh Fox�s documentary, Gasland (out on DVD), came to his doorstep couched in an offer he almost couldn�t refuse. Fox, who lives in the house his parents built in an idyllic Pennsylvania woods, was offered $100,000 to lease his land for natural gas drilling�promoted by armies of lobbyists and their domesticated politicians as the solution to America�s dependence on fo...