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“Gasland” – Crucial in Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling


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An investigative report known as “Gasland” that premiers on Monday evening on HBO is a hazardous observation at the natural gas drilling that is happening all over the United States that includes the western part of Pennsylvania.

Jim Parsons, the team 4 investigator stated that the movie is airing in the middle of the fired up political intensity in Pennsylvania, which sparked by the two current natural gas digging accidents in the area.

On June 3, a Marcellus well that was being dig in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, suffered a leak and expelled 35,000 gallons of gas as well as wastewater in the air.

On June 7, the drillers stroke an opening of methane at a Marcellus Shale gas well in West Virginia, which blast an explosion that sent at least seven workers to the hospitals with burns.

Pennsylvania State Senator Jim Ferlo of D-Pittsburgh stated that, “I think it’s extremely critical that we take a step back from the ongoing drilling in Marcellus Shale fields for at least one year.” The senator’s proposal for a suspension on drilling is now an issue for deliberation in the drive for Pennsylvania governor.

According to Dan Onorato, Democratic gubernatorial nominee, a suspension is not the solution that must stop everything and an excellent opportunity for Pennsylvania.

Meanwhile, the campaign of Tom Corbett, a Republican gubernatorial nominee didn’t return Team 4’s call for the commentary on a suspension. He has past contested a severance tax on the drillers of Marcellus, and Onorato favored in taxing Marcellus Shale.

“Gasland” reveals the stories of traditional Americans who reveals that gas well digging has damaged their lives, which include a Colorado homeowner stating that a nearby gas digging contaminated his water hole with methane and enable him to light tap water on fire at his house.

One of the advocates for the natural gas drilling business, Chris Tucker stated that the director of “Gasland” who is Josh Fox neglected a scientific report, which displayed that gas within the Colorado water for instance, was commonly happening that has no connection with the penetration.

Tucker stated that, “The film director has that report. He had access to the report before he went there, but obviously that doesn’t make for as good a story, and so he decided to exclude that.”

In addition, Bob Donnan, a Washington County resident living near the Marcellus Shale wells has been straightforward in opposing the drilling. He likewise said that he is hoping that his neighbors will watch the “Gasland” saying that he think that it is crucial because it can opens their eyes to what could possibly happen to them.

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