Gasland ★★★★

In the current US political climate, you will occasionally hear someone say that, in comparison, W.'s presidency wasn't so bad. It's useful to remember that it was. In fact, this documentary discusses the Halliburton Loophole in the 2005 energy bill that prevented hydraulic fracturing (a process developed by Halliburton) from being regulated by the EPA. The bill was pushed through by VP Dick Cheney, who was previously an executive officer of Halliburton.

This led to contamination of the water table and health problems for people and animals in the area. Water that is flammable is probably not safe to drink.

Fuck Dick Cheney.

The film seems a bit one sided. That side being: Gas/Oil companies seem to have little concern for the damage to the environment and to the health of the population caused by their fracking. Many lobbyist/spokesmen for these companies were asked to contribute to this documentary, but almost all of them declined.

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