Check out this trailer for the film "Gasland," a documentary film that explores the underside of a natural gas extraction process known as "fracking."
The premise: "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 "Saudi Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. With natural gas on the tip of many-a-policy-makers' tongue as the solution to the "foreign oil" conundrum, filmmaker Josh Fox sets out to explore if fracking is actually safe.What he uncovers is something else altogether.
The film airs on HBO through 2012 and will be available on DVD in December 2010.