Can You Light your Water on Fire?

DVD - 2010
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In 2009, filmmaker Josh Fox learned his land was on top of the Marcellus Shale, a giant reservoir of natural gas, and that he would be paid to lease his land for natural gas extraction. Fox documented his cross-country trek to find out if the controversial process of hydraulic fracking is actually safe. What he unearthed was a shocking discovery about a practice that is understudied and inadequately regulated, and raced to find answers about fracking before it was too late.
Publisher: [New York] : Docurama Films : Distributed by New Video, 2010.
ISBN: 9781422902882
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Aug 27, 2018

Before the acclaim even faded, a lot of the lies Josh Fox tells in this were getting exposed. There was no spike of breast cancer in TX. Dimock's water was tested by PA regulators and the EPA with no harmful changes noted. Turns out this movie was just a boy crying wolf.

noir125 Jul 15, 2015

Filmmaker Josh Fox drives cross-country on a fact-finding mission. Gasland pairs well with PBS documentary "Bigger Than Enron": both tell how people typically (here, mostly men in leading corporate positions) lie, cheat, fabricate company performance, numbers and mission and (in Gasland) even kill to obtain and retain money and power. In the film incredulity seems to be a pacifier, but then constructive anger is stumped for solutions to local fracking. Another obstacle: people in state governments like New York state have investments in the fracking industry.

Dec 22, 2013

This vibrant documentary shows the devastating consequences of fracking gone wild in the USA!

aaa5756 Nov 16, 2013

PBS has done it again very well done documentary. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

Sep 28, 2013

I must see if you are interested in the future of Northern BC with the LNG industry.

Aug 24, 2013

This eye opening well made documentary by first time filmmaker Josh Fox exposes the completely legal and absolutely criminal acts of 'Big Oil' and the loopholes they take advantage of. These environmental 'rapists' avoid any accountability for poisoning the air and the groundwater as they drill for natural gas (and profits) at an ever expanding and alarming rate. There is virtually no overseeing regulatory commission, due to budget cuts and their exemption of responsibility to the Clean Water Act. I've taken notice recently (since viewing this film) of 'Conoco' TV commercials boasting how 'clean' natural gas is. 'Naturally', no mention of the repercussions. Disgusting. Disturbing. Despicable. Deplorable. Distressing. Disastrous. Depressing. No happy ending here. Well done, Mr. Fox. FIVE STARS.

real_thing Aug 06, 2013

a must c if u like luv the world u live on

Quimeras Jul 15, 2013

Without a doubt, this very informative documentary offers much more than what we get from mainstream news sources. “Gasland” is must-see for everyone. Note: HBO is currently airing “Gasland 2”.

Jul 12, 2013

A shocking chronicle of political dereliction, business greed, and environmental catastrophe from natural gas fracking across the United States. Is 'burning' water coming to northeastern British Columbia? The constantly jiggling hand-held video camera became vertigo-inducing so I found myself closing my eyes and simply listening to the dialogue.

Jun 02, 2013

A good film for revealing serious concerns about the fracking industry to the ignorant.

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aaa5756 Nov 16, 2013

“The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.” -Frank Zappa

aaa5756 Nov 16, 2013

“At the end of the day it's all about money”-Kevin O’Leary (MR. WONDERFUL) from the shark tank

aaa5756 Nov 16, 2013

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill


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