02 Feb '12, 2pm

Governments need to listen to people, not polluters. ‘Gasland’ documentary director Josh Fox arrested:

Governments need to listen to people, not polluters. ‘Gasland’ documentary director Josh Fox arrested:

Courtesy of Earthworks Capitol policemen cornering the filmmaker Josh Fox at a House panel’s hearing on fracking. Josh Fox, whose HBO documentary “Gasland” raised questions about the safety of the natural gas drilling technique known as horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was handcuffed and led away on Wednesday as he tried to film a House Science Committee hearing on the topic. The Capitol Police said that Mr. Fox, whose film was nominated for an Academy Award last year, was charged with unlawful entry. Mr. Fox brought a crew to film a hearing of the energy and environment subcommittee that was looking into an Environmental Protection Agency finding that fracking was probably responsible for groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyo. Mr. Fox is preparing a sequel to “Gasland,” which has contributed to widespread concern about fracking, a method of mining that ...

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