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Making Contact - No ‘Fracking’ Way: The Perils of Natural Gas Drilling (ENCORE) - March 11, 2011 at 1:30pm

Making Contact, for March 11, 2011 - 1:30pm

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Making Contact - No ‘Fracking’ Way: The Perils of Natural Gas Drilling (ENCORE)

We’ll hear excerpts from the Oscar-nominated movie Gasland, including stories from residents who say their drinking water catches on fire—one of the toxic affects of hydraulic-fracking a natural gas drilling method that uses hundreds of chemicals.  While the BP oil spill has increased calls to use natural gas as a so-called ‘clean energy’ alternative, activists are sounding the alarm bell about this controversial technique.Special Thanks to Josh Fox, the producer of “Gasland”, and to Alton Byrd and Rachel Zurer for helping to produce this show.


Walter Hang, Toxics Targeting President; Josh Fox, “Gasland” movie producer; Weston Wilson, EPA employee not speaking on behalf of the EPA; Oil and Gas industry Executives; Pat Farnelli, Norma Fiorintino, Ron & Jean Carter, Dimock, PA residents; Dr. Theo Colborn, Endocrine Disruption Exchange President; Paul Light, Grand Valley Citizen's Alliance President; Rachel Waldholz, High Country News Correspondent; Maurice Hinchey, New York State Representative, 22nd District; Wes Gillingham, Catskill Mountainkeeper Program Director; Mark Ruffalo, actor and upper Delaware river resident, Lee Fuller, Energy in Depth President


“Come Clean” by Jeru the Damaja


For More Information:


Gasland: the Movie


Toxics Targeting


Catskill Mountainkeeper


Battlement Concerned Citizens-a Committee of Grand Valley Citizens Alliance


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