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Saturday, January 22, 2011

GASLAND, THE MOVIE - MUST BE SEEN - IGNORANCE WILL NOT SAVE YOUR LIFE NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU WILL IT


I saw Gasland today on HBO tv network. It can be watched anytime as it is "on demand" at the present time. EVERYONE SHOULD SEE IT. The movie states that fracking for natural gas is not just in the USA, but if not already on its way to a town near you in Europe, it is being considered. In the United Sates of America we can thank former Vice President Dick Cheney for leading the way to lifting any regulations that might have protected our water and land from pollution, as stated in the movie Gasland. These are terrorist acts being done by people in corporations. We have a right to clean water, air and land. We should not be being killed by our government lifting protective regulations on our environment, which is what happened under the former President George W Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney's administration. When the movie is over, don't miss the long list of interviewees who refused to speak with the movie's creator, Josh Fox. It shouldn't surprise you that the people in corporate USA who wouldn't speak to the movie's creator are the ones ripping the "heart and health" out of our country's land, as well as killing the people whose water is now unusable due to contamination. Devaluation of their property is another residual effect. Would you like to buy their property once the chemicals have ruined their immediate environment?

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This world belongs to all of us and until we decide that we will not be run off our land by the likes of Dick Cheney and the greed of human beings behind the corporate logos, we are at their merciless mercy and live at our own lack of actions' peril.
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About the film

"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 "Saudia 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. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown."

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GASLAND will be broadcast on HBO through 2012. To host a public screening in your community please click here. The DVD is on sale.

Drilling locations of fractioning and waterways in the USA at (click on "map")~ gaslandthemovie
PLEASE, when at this link for the USA map click on the east coast over Virginia and West Virginia....you'll know it is the correct one when you see the House of Representatives chamber in the picture. Click on it again to play it, after you click on it to select it....and watch this clip from the Gasland movie. I found this part of the movie very enlightening....it explains how none of the bills to protect us from harm happening can be used to hold corporations accountable because all regulations were lifted for fracking.

ENERGY POLICY ACT OF 2005

Bill Summary & Status - 109th Congress (2005 - 2006) - H.R.6 ...


Take-action

On the website gasland the movie this can be found:

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.

"Energy-In-Depth" is a PR Firm/Lobbying Group funded by the American Petroleum Institute. They are putting a misleading spin on information in Gasland to soothe and silence public curiosity about gas drilling.

The work of Energy-In-Depth lacks journalistic credibility and educated opinion. It's nothing short of an attack on truth. For public interest, we’ve prepared a response to their self-serving claims on gas drilling. Click here to learn more and pass along to friends.

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Other methods of retrieving energy that contaminates our water and land is called Mountaintop Removal

See my previous posts on Mountaintop Removal

When Wrong Is Taken As Right
This is how I begin this post ~
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we cannot eat money."

Ignorance is not bliss. It is just ignorance. And it can be deadly. Just ask the people in this story.

WE ARE THE STEWARDS OF THE PLANET. IT IS NOT OUR RIGHT TO STRIP THE LAND OF ITS NATURAL INTEGRITY AND BEAUTY. PRESIDENT BUSH HAS DEMONSTRATED THAT HE HAS NO UNDERSTANDING OF THIS. I FIND THIS MAN TO HAVE MISREPRESENTED US AND HAS NOT ONLY DISGRACED HIMSELF, BUT US, AS UNITED STATES CITIZENS. WE SHOULD BE STANDING UP TO HIM.
Other Mountaintop Removal posts ~
On election day Bush announced ...(DID YOU HEAR THE ANNOUNCEMENT?) LEASING UTAH WILDERNESS FOR OIL AND GAS EXTRACTION

Coal dust and black water no big deal...Right?

Contact elected politicians:
Keep drilling toxins out of our water


Contact your U.S. Senator - Contact information

Contact your U.S. Representative - Contact information

Contact President Obama
1-202-456-1111
or
whitehouse.gov

The following text is from the movie, Gasland's website, January 22, 2011:

TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO SUPPORT THE FRAC ACT
We need your help to pass the FRAC Act - twin bills in the Senate (S 1215) and House (HR 2766) that remove the exemption to the Safe Drinking Water Act for fracking and call for the disclosure and monitoring of the chemicals used in the process. Contacting your elected officials is critical to its passage.

The Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act (H.R. 2766), (S. 1215)—was introduced to both houses of the the United States Congress on June 9, 2009, and aims to repeal the exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the Safe Drinking Water Act. It would require the energy industry to disclose the chemicals it mixes with the water and sand it pumps underground in the hydraulic fracturing process (also known as fracking), information that has largely been protected as trade secrets. Controversy surrounds the practice of hydraulic fracturing as a threat to drinking water supplies.[1] The gas industry opposes the legislation.[2]

The House bill was introduced by representatives Diana DeGette, D-Colo., Maurice Hinchey D-N.Y., and Jared Polis, D-Colo. The Senate version was introduced by senators Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.


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