Sunday night’s episode of 60 Minutes kicked off with a great segment on the current natural gas debate. As one executive estimates, there is twice as much natural gas in America as there is oil in Saudi Arabia, and this means a great boom for the nation’s need for energy. But the process through which this natural gas is found, dubbed “frakking,” has led to a lot of legal disagreements. There are two documentaries out this year following this issue from two different points of view: Josh Fox’s autobiographical frakking doc Gasland and Gregory Kallenberg’s Haynesville, which looks at the residents of rural Louisiana impacted by the big business implications. One of the characters from Haynesville is actually interviewed in this 60 Minutes piece (video below), and if you want to see Haynesville, you can rent it now on iTunes.
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