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June 21, 2010

HBO's "Gasland" Airing Tonight
For those of you who subscribe to HBO, you might want to check out "Gasland" tonight at 9P ET/PT. It's a documentary by Josh Fox about Pennsylvania's controversial embrace of natural gas fracking in the state's Marcellus Shale formation. Fracking involves pumping toxic chemicals mixed with diesel fuel and water underground at high pressure to shatter the surrounding rock and extract the gas. The practice is still lightly regulated by the state of Pennsylvania (and to a certain extent untaxed). Yet thousands of wells are being drilled as we speak. Here's a trailer:

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