Heaven to hell, how shale gas is destroying America
Since the 2010 release of documentary Gasland, the gas industry has spent countless hours (and dollars) attempting to dispel the film’s narrative about the negative impact fracking for unconventional gas has had in the United States. The industry says claims about the dangers of the unconventional gas industry in America are sensationalised or inaccurate. But with every week a new story of neglect by big gas companies emerges: another family, another town, suffering.
This video produced by The Ecologist tells the stories of yet more people who are losing out so that gas corporations can continue to profit from America’s gas rush.
You’ve got to realise that the vast majority of people here think it is wonderful. They think there will be jobs, they’ll be able to keep their families here, they’ll be able to pay for education. But we find, as you’ve seen when you talk to people, that all is good on paper, but when things happen that ruin the value of your property and ruin the health of your family, that all goes out the window. – Ralph Kisberg, campaigner.
Read the report that accompanies this video over on The Ecologist website.