The Sky is Pink: How Energy Companies Spread Misinformation about Natural Gas Fracking

12 Jul 2012

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The Sky is Pink a recently released “emergency” short film from Josh Fox, Oscar-nominated director of the documentary Gasland, which addresses the urgent crisis of drilling and fracking in New York State, as that state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, increasingly appears disposed to reversing a temporary moratorium on natural gas fracking.

The people of the Karoo in South Africa find themsleves in a similar situation, as our Minister of Mineral Resources, Susan Shabangu, prepares herself to approve various applications for shale gas exploration in the region. Watch this film to learn more about how the energy industry spreads misinformation about the safety of fracking.

Editor's Note: You might also be interested in this article from Brendan Melle, "Science Trumped by Politics in Cuomo's NY Fracking Plans" published by the Huffington Post on 11 July 2012.

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