‘Gasland Part II’ Targets Drilling Industry’s Influence On Government

Posted by Gaby T, July 9, 2013

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Having made his name as an avant-garde theater director in New York City, Fox took an interest in drilling after a gas company approached him in 2008 about leasing his family’s wooded 20-acre spread in Milanville, Pa., near the Delaware River. What resulted was “Gasland,” a polemic that argued energy companies are turning whole communities into toxic industrial wastelands.

“Part II” covers a lot of the same ground as the Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated original, as Fox takes his banjo and camera on the road again to interview residents who say their air and water were contaminated by drilling. Beleaguered homeowners demonstrate how they can light their methane-laced tap water on fire – same as in “Gasland” – though the pyrotechnics in “Part II” are more spectacular.

via July 6 News: ‘Gasland Part II’ Targets Drilling Industry’s Influence On Government | Huffington Post

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