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PBS's NOW on toxic natural gas extraction
Josh Fox, director and star of the award-winning new documentary film Gasland, goes on PBS's Now to highlight the threat that natural gas extraction brings to human health and the environment. Fox was inspired to tell this timely story when natural gas drilling came knocking on his door in the Catskills/Poconos region of Upstate New York and Pennsylvania.
EWG's 2009 Drilling Around the Law report also exposes the serious consequences of hydrofracturing (aka "fracking") on water quality. In it we propose solutions for Congress and federal agencies to take - before disaster strikes.
During the largest natural gas boom in American history, watching this interview (with some great film clips) is an important 23 minutes, especially if you're concerned about the safety of tap water in one of the 34 states where fracking is underway.
See the film for yourself at a showing near you.