Gasland is going a long way in spreading public awareness about gas drilling and the risks it poses on human and environmental health. Nationwide response to the film has been overwhelmingly positive. The Oil and Gas Industry's response: not so enthusiastic. The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudi Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called Gasland.

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Filmmaker Josh Fox ("Gasland") speaks in Ithaca 06/12/2010 from Ben B on Vimeo.
Josh Fox, Pennsylvania resident and maker of the film Gasland, speaks against hyrdraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) and tells the story behind his new film on the Ithaca Commons on Saturday, June 12, 2010. Any ads which may appear on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of Mr. Fox.