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Subscribe to our Previews newsletter for a sneak peek at your favorite programs. Watch local and national programs from anywhere at anytime. Will the boom in natural gas drilling contaminate America’s water supply? NOW talks with filmmaker Josh Fox about ‘Gasland’, his Sundance award-winning documentary on the surprising consequences of natural gas drilling. It appears that your computer does not have the Flash Player required to view NOW videos. In the debate over energy resources, natural gas is often considered a “lesser-of-evils”.
While it does release some greenhouse gases, natural gas burns cleaner than coal and oil, and is in plentiful supply—parts of the U. But a new boom in natural gas drilling, a process called “fracking”, raises concerns about health and environmental risks. Sundance award-winning documentary on the surprising consequences of natural gas drilling. Fox’s film—inspired when the gas company came to his hometown—alleges chronic illness, animal-killing toxic waste, disastrous explosions, and regulatory missteps. Fracking is not a last resort in all areas it is used as a primary opperation to get the oil and gas out of the ground in most areas. They do it on new wells and old wells not only those that are slowing down on production.
There is also alot of areas where there is huge fields of natural gas and oil well drilling that have not been harmed at all take for instance the biggest gas and oil field in the nation located in sublette county. These comments are extremely ammusing. God forbid all the traffic that comes by your house, that is called PEOPLE WORKING. Or the greed created by job creation, that would be called AMBITION. There is a risk involved with anything, should we put a moratorium on automobiles and highways so we can sit back and study in order to find a way for the world to be perfect?