When Josh Fox released “Gasland” in 2010, he and HBO made sure that as many community groups interested in fighting or learning more about hydraulic fracturing (AKA fracking) were able to see the film. The sequel to the Oscar-nominated doc, “Gasland Part II,” follows up with the gas companies profiled in the first film and notes how the gas industry has begun to try to discredit Fox and “Gasland” instead of being more transparent about the process of fracking.
Fracking involves sending an unknown cocktail of chemicals into the ground to break through layers of rock so that gas companies can extract pools of natural gas under the earth. “Gasland” gained much fame from a scene in which one man, whose house was near a fracking site, was able to light the water coming out of his kitchen sink on fire.
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