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Default GASLAND. Way Too Much Terrifying Information In 107 Minutes.

I saw it mentioned by someone (aurora?) in the forums earlier.. and yesterday I watched it. It was very difficult to fall asleep after seeing all that. All this really is happening and no one can stop it..
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Gasland? What be this?
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Watch it. It's a story of a guy who has been offered a 100 000$ deal to give a gascompany right to start flagging gas on his lands. However it turns out that the chemicals used for pressure fragging kill everything around them and his drinking water can be light up on fire.

It has became a huge problem in US and Gas companies keep insisting that the problem isn't caused by them.. though it's rather clear that those chemicals in the water are exactly what has been pumped in the ground during pressure fragging...
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:30 AM
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I saw the trailer for that not too long ago, including the flaming kitchen sink scene. I suppose I ought to watch it but I might need to buy some sleeping pills before I do...

Is it available for viewing online anywhere?
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it's in youtube it seems. Crap quality though
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I saw it mentioned by someone (aurora?) in the forums earlier.. and yesterday I watched it. It was very difficult to fall asleep after seeing all that. All this really is happening and no one can stop it..
Probably was me. I'm always the one with the cheery links
What really got me was the stream that had gas bubbles coming out and the 400-something ingredients in that liquid they use for fragging/fracking (sp?) of which some are kept secret for patenting reasons - or at least thats what they tried - maybe they had to disclose this now, I dont know. The burning tap water was horrible, too, but that is a bit like the polar bears and global warming - it is the thing that jumps you in the face and shocks you, but the thing behind it is larger. And from what I understood in the movie, this is going on all over the US.
Oh and BTW - hydraulic fracturing is also used in dryrock geothermal power generation - I dont know if this has any similar effects when it comes to release of chemicals.

PS.: If you want another night not sleeping, there are some more:
YouTube - HOME (English with subtitles)
Food, Inc. (2008)
What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire documentary A middle class white guy comes to grips with Peak Oil, Climate Change, Mass Extinction, Population Overshoot
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YouTube - The End Of America - Naomi Wolf (1 of 8)

Another good one, too. Not necessarily environmental, but in general about the US' slow descent into a fascist state.
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I know this doesn't really offer anything to the discussion, but I immediately cracked up when I saw the thread title, comparing it in my mind to someone passing gas, "GASLAND. Way Too Much Terrifying Information..."

So.... yeah.
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How mature of you.
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THAT kind of GASLAND would be REALLY horrifying -
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SRSLY? They started doing that fracking way to get gas in Germany, too. Under a water reservoir. For drinking water. In which it is prohibited to swim to avoid pollution. They use chemicals of the highest water pollution category. They did not inform the local residents or community government. They did not inform the drinking water agency.
I am having a puls of 200 now, so I have to go, but this is so - unspeakable...
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Here's a link to the thread on AF you started TM. That documentary was pretty incredible and the complacency by the companies is even more incredible.

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I'm so saddened by this..

Brings a song in my mind.. Chris Rea - The Road to Hell Part II
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Well I'm standing by a river
But the water doesn't flow
It boils with every poison you can think of
And I'm underneath the streetlight
But the light of joy I know
Scared beyond belief way down in the shadows
And the perverted fear of violence
Chokes the smile on every face
And common sense is ringing out the bell
This ain't no technological breakdown
Oh no, this is the road to hell

And all the roads jam up with credit
And there's nothing you can do
It's all just bits of paper flying away from you
Oh look out world, take a good look
What comes down here
You must learn this lesson fast and learn it well
This ain't no upwardly mobile freeway
Oh no, this is the road
Said this is the road
This is the road to hell
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Ahahaha: This is - incredible (bold parts):

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Brings a song in my mind.. Chris Rea - The Road to Hell Part II
Was that intentional?
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Was that intentional?
Oh my, lol.
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