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Old 06-22-2010, 06:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone else seen this doc. about "Natural Gas Drilling"?YouTube - Ignitable Drinking Water in Candor, NY, Above Marcellus Shale
After seeing that I went to go watch the film, and I was shocked and mad.
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I watched this Monday night. Definitely a must see. From what I am understanding this guy is now under an all out attack by the oil and gas industry to discredit him. The thing is, it's pretty black and white. He wear's his bias (for the ecosystem) but is not Michael Moore about it at all. Does a good job presenting the facts and the facts are very disturbing. Things that Wolfy and others have been harping on for years on this board. The more I watched this film the more I got pissed.

Funny thing is the GOP is responsible for allowing most of this to happen. Specifically the last regime. The people they are screwing the most are their backers. This is a cautionary tale of getting what you asked for. Don't kid yourself though, the door swings both ways. I did love Degette grilling the Oil dudes. That was pretty amusing.
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I put it in my instant queue, but I removed it shortly after. I always watch these documentaries and learn very little I didn't already know. The only thing I walk away with is a sinking feeling in my stomach and a lot of anger. Is there anything in the doc that isn't widely known? Otherwise, I'm not raising my blood pressure for nothing.
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exactly how I feel Flick.
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This is happening all around me... Although I dont know much about it I know fracking is bad. They dump nasty chemicals in the ground and it fucks shit up basically. Marcellus is less tha 20 minutes away and I know in Ithaca it is a huge deal.
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Fracking is awful, anyone with more than a few brain cells can quickly put 1+1 together and figure out that pushing toxic synthetic compounds into the ground under pressure is not only going to cause massive pollution of the groundwater, its also downright immoral and reeks of the same arrogance that led us to what we witnessing in the Gulf of Mexico right now.

CCS, or Carbon Capture & Sequestration is the same smokescreen that you are going to start hearing a lot about. Coal companies think that its going to save their industry and the politicians seem to love to latch onto it as a win/win. In reality its about the dumbest idea the energy industry has come up with yet, has never been proven to work on even a medium scale, and is effectively just taking the harmful compounds that are produced when burning coal and injecting them back into the ground in the form of a slurry. WTF???
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Pennsylvania just elected a new GOP gov. that is completely bought and paid for by the drilling lobby. He favors not only allowing fracking to happen pretty much wherever the corporations want, but also allowing them to be completely tax exempt along the way.
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I put it in my instant queue, but I removed it shortly after. I always watch these documentaries and learn very little I didn't already know. The only thing I walk away with is a sinking feeling in my stomach and a lot of anger. Is there anything in the doc that isn't widely known? Otherwise, I'm not raising my blood pressure for nothing.
You will learn a lot. Living in southern jersey, my drinking water will be directly affected by fracking in NY if it is allowed to occur. The gas companies are awful, they talked my elderly grandparents in Northern PA into allowing drilling on their land(they were hard for money and medical bills, no internet to do research on). I showed them gasland and they are not pleased to say the least, and bought all sorts of water and air testing supplies to ride out the duration of the contract.
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I found this link that details Chris Tucker's rebuttal to the film and the responses from the filmmakers to it if any are interested:

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I saw this some time last year. The lack of regulations on big industry of an kind must come to an end. Really idiots? Fire from a faucet? We'll just let that slide, eh?

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