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Still ‘Fracking’:
The Perils of Natural Gas Drilling


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Scenes from the movie 'Gasland.' Source:

This week, we revisit a recent show about a natural gas drilling method called “hydraulic fracturing” or “fracking.”

While the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has increased calls to use natural gas as a so-called ‘clean energy’ alternative, activists are sounding the alarm bell about this controversial gas drilling technique.

We’ll hear excerpts from the academy award-nominated documentary, “Gasland.”

We’ll also hear from people from Pennsylvania to the mountains of Colorado who are trying to prevent the toxic fallout from ‘fracking’ before it starts.

Special thanks to Josh Fox, the producer of ‘Gasland,’ and to Alton Byrd and Rachel Zurer for helping to produce this show.


Walter Hang, Toxics Targeting President; Josh Fox, ‘Gasland’ movie producer; Weston Wilson, EPA employee not speaking on behalf of the EPA; Oil and gas industry executives; Pat Farnelli, Norma Fiorintino, Ron & Jean Carter, Dimock, PA residents; Dr. Theo Colborn, Endocrine Disruption Exchange President; Paul Light, Grand Valley Citizen’s Alliance President; Rachel Waldholz, High Country News Correspondent; Maurice Hinchey, New York State Representative, 22nd District; Wes Gillingham, Catskill Mountainkeeper Program Director.

For more information:

Gasland: the Movie

Toxics Targeting

Catskill Mountainkeeper

Battlement Concerned Citizens:
A Committee of Grand Valley Citizens Alliance

Debunking Gasland

Videos, Blogs, Articles, Links:

Agit-Prop video: Stand Up NY!

Report: Marcellus reserves worth $2 trillion

Colorado launches one of the nation’s first health assessments of gas-drilling impacts

Exposing the Natural Gas Industry’s Attempt to Silence Its Critics–Alternet

EPA frac study: What the beginning may say about the end

Follow the FRAC Act

ProPublica’s extensive coverage of fracking issues:

Untested Waters: The Rise of Hydraulic Fracturing in Oil and Gas Production and the Need to Revisit Regulation by Hannah Wiseman, Fordham Environmental Law review

Scoping Materials for Initial Design of EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Research Study

EPA takes new look at gas drilling, water issues

Video clip of lighting Divide Creek on fire

Rachel Waldholz talks with High Country News editors about Battlement Mesa and fracking

Fracking protest in Albany, NY

‘To Drill or Not to Drill natural Gas Rush Forces Farmers to Choose between Income and Land’–Alternet

Video on Sublette County, Michigan hydrofracking

Kill the Drill: A Call for a Statewide Ban on Gas Fracking in NY

Safe Water Movement to Ban Toxic Gas Drilling in NY

Frac Attack: The Movie

2009 Report by New York City Borough President Scott M. Stringer on hydrofracking

Congress Considers Fracking Regulation Amid Hodgepodge of State Drilling Rules

Weekly Mulch: As risks for oil and gas grow, USSF offers change
Posted Jun 25, 2010 by Sarah Laskow

Author: Radio Project

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