Gasland director Josh Fox is back with a must-watch new short video taking a look at the controversy in New York where Governor Andrew Cuomo is considering plans to lift the state’s moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for unconventional gas.
But it’s much more than just a local story. Fox goes into some great details – including in interviews with former Pittsburgh City Councilman Doug Shields and Merchants of Doubt co-author Naomi Oreskes – looking at the irresponsible journalism practice of ‘he said, she said’ reporting of issues where reporters don’t bother to parse fact from industry propaganda.
Fox also details the facts behind the ‘tapwater on fire’ scene from Gasland and the extreme efforts by industry to attack Gasland on this point. It’s a must-watch takedown of the industry’s slippery PR efforts to distract the public from the real threats that fracking poses to our drinking water and health.
These are just a few highlights. It’s really impressive how much great information is packed into this 18-minute video. Please watch it and share it widely. Otherwise, “the sky is pink” might actually turn into a reality for New Yorkers and everyone else being lied to by this reckless industry.
Watch Josh Fox’s new production, The Sky Is Pink: