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Gasland Shows Dark Side of Fracking

Filmmaker Josh Fox goes cross-country to find out about fracking in his film, "Gasland"

Award-winning documentary film “Gasland” offers an unnerving insight into some of the ugly impacts of hydraulic fracturing, a mining method used to extract natural gas from below the earth’s surface.

The film follows director Josh Fox on a journey across 25 states, as he interviews people who claim nearby hydraulic fracturing operations have poisoned their drinking water and given them health problems. Starting in his hometown of Milanville, Pa., he drives to the heart of natural gas exploration, the Jonah Gas Field in Wyoming, meeting with angry and disheartened residents along the way.

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