DVD - 2010
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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.

Published: [New York] : Docurama Films : Distributed by New Video, 2010.
ISBN: 1422902889
Branch Call Number: DVD 622.1828 GAS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Jan 03, 2015
  • aquadog rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Both this DVD and the Companion part should be watched by all Canadians and especially by everyone who lives in BC, where fracking for natural gas has been sold as a clean alternative to oil and the saviour of the economy for decades to come.

Dec 22, 2013
  • SAPL454 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Nov 16, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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
  • Nadeanej rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

Aug 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Aug 06, 2013
  • real_thing rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 15, 2013
  • Quimeras rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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
  • Liber_vermis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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
  • SemioticsSurfer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Apr 10, 2013
  • ghreads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) is the latest method allowing us to extract huge supplies of natural gas that were previously not accessible. If you are wondering if it is a good idea, watch this film before making up your mind. It tells the stories of the many families throughout the US whose properties and water supplies have been destroyed by the fracking process. The process uses and pollutes huge volumes of water and injects more than 500 different chemicals into the eco-systems.

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Nov 16, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Nov 16, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Nov 16, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“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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