Gasland Part II will make its World Premier at the famous Tribeca Film Festival in NYC on April 21st. The much-anticipated sequel to the ground-breaking and controversial Gasland will likely frame more heated debates from both fracking supporters and adversaries. Pennsylvania was and is among the states where fracking is a major concern. Gasland and Gasland Part II filmaker Josh Fox has said that 60-65% of PA land is being turned over to gas companies for exploration and drilling.
Do you like water? I love showing off my SIGG water bottle. It's pretty yet dented from the number of times I've dropped it. And I keep filling it up with tap water. But, there may be a time I can't fill it up anymore with tap. The Safe Drinking Water Act protects our precious water in Philly. Yet, fracking is a threat. After hearing lots of questions from readers, I'll now break down why Fracking is a danger to your water supply and the latest developments:
“PA has to change its story. PA is in the process of being destroyed NOW.” –Filmmaker Josh Fox “Fracking” has been thrown around as a foreign term for natural gas mining. Definition: Short for hydraulic fracturing, “fracking” refers to the procedure of creating fractures in rocks and rock formations by injecting fluid into cracks to force them further open. The larger fissures allow more oil and gas to flow out of the formation and into the wellbore, from where it can be extracted. I attended a Gasland Screening last week at Franklin Commons. Although I had read about fracking prior, I didn’t know too much about the process. Luckily, the event organizer arranged two special guests to address the issue: PA Senator Andy Dinniman & Filmmaker of Gasland Josh Fox. Senator Andy Dinniman started off the session, (find out more, after the jump!)