Sunday, April 10, 2011

"Gas Land": Some info on Eagle Ford Shale LMT won't tell you



About the film "Gas Land"

"The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe?

When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND.
Editor's Note:

Wells which are hydraulically fractured were exempted from being re-classified as injection wells under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 which was passed under President George W. Bush. This is important because injection wells fall under the federally-regulated Safe Water Drinking Act. As a result of this exemption, no complete listing of the specific chemical formulation of additives used in fracking operations is made available to landowners, neighbors, local officials or health care providers.


  1. TCEQ is having a seminar in Cotulla on April 14 from 5-9 on exactly this issue. The Rio Grande International Study Center will be in attendance to learn the official state position fracking.

  2. Thank you very much for this information. I certainly appreciate you sharing this with us.