Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gasland Review

At the Burning Platform
hat tip Jesse's Cafe Am.

I haven't yet seen the video (since i don't get HBO) but after this review I think I need to track it down...

Basically, the documentary expores how gas companies "lease" drilling rights from home owners, many of whom are poor and eager for the leases at first, until their drinking water is contaminated and they are suffering severe health consequences.

The review is worth reading.

Gasland documents yet another instance of ruthless corporations eager to exploit natural resources for a public unwilling to recognize collectively the social and environmental costs of our unsustainable lifestyles.

The question is for me, how can we change the way we live? I am really struggling with this as someone who lives in the metro sprawl area of Phoenix and has to drive everywhere....

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