TRIED TO FILM A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING IN THE HOUSE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT SUBCOMMITTEE.
I was arrested today for exercising my First Amendment rights to freedom of the press on Capitol Hill. I was not expecting to be arrested for practicing journalism. Today's hearing in the House Energy and Environment subcommittee was called to examine EPAs findings that hydraulic fracturing fluids had contaminated groundwater in the town of Pavillion, Wyoming. I have a long history with the town of Pavillion and its residents who have maintained since 2008 that fracking has contaminated their water supply. I featured the stories of residents John Fenton, Louis Meeks and Jeff Locker in GASLAND and I have continued to document the catastrophic water contamination in Pavillion for the upcoming sequel GASLAND 2. It would seem that the Republican leadership was using this hearing to attack the three year Region 8 EPA investigation involving hundreds of samples and extensive water testing which ruled that Pavillion's groundwater was a health hazard, contaminated by benzene at 50x the safe level and numerous other contaminants associated with gas drilling. Most importantly, EPA stated in this case that fracking was the likely cause.
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HAVE YOU SEEN THE COMMERCIALS FOR FRACKING?
FLAGS, MAIN STREET, HAPPY CHILDREN, A BAKERY (YOU CAN ALMOST SMELL MOM'S APPLE PIE)...
HOW THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY WILL MAKE US ALL ENERGY INDEPENDENT, WITH LIBERTY AND JOBS FOR ALL.
PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE FLAMING TAP WATER, OR IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, THE FACT PAVILLION WYOMING RESIDENTS CAN NO LONGER DRING THEIR WATER, DUE TO BENZENE CONTAMINATION, "LIKELY" CAUSED BY FRACKING.
CLICK HERE TO READ WHAT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY HAS TO SAY ABOUT BENZENE