“Truthland” Seeks To Correct “Gasland” Misinformation
A lot of the hype and sensationalism about hydraulic fracturing, the oil/gas production technique which has set off an energy boom here in America, starts with the film “Gasland” made by Josh Fox. The film alleged groundwater contamination and other gross environmental abuses.
Unfortunately, a lot of the claims weren’t true, and a new film put out by Energy In Depth and the Independent Petroleum Association of America. According to the press release for the film, “the costs associated with the production of the 34-minute film were underwritten by industry – but none of the experts who appear in the movie (Shelly included) were paid a dime for their time or participation. The only thing they were asked to do was tell the truth: as best they knew it, and however they saw it.”
Obviously, a film put out by the industry is going to be seen as suspect by critics, but the argument is compelling. And facts, as they say, are facts. If you’re interested in oil/gas production, and fracking, this film is worth your time.
You can see the unedited interviews from the film here.Tags: fracking, gasland