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Gasland

  • Release Date: Sep 15, 2010
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Josh Fox

Synopsis

As American energy firms look for new sources of petroleum, natural gas has become an increasingly important part of their portfolios, especially after the 2005 Energy Policy Act (created with the participation of Dick Cheney, a former executive with energy giants Halliburton) removed environmental protection restrictions against hydraulic fracturing drilling (known in the trade as "fracking"). Since then, gas drilling has been sharply on the rise, and when Josh Fox, a theatrical director and filmmaker...more

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