© Gasland 2
If drillers get their way, rural America will have no escape from fracking. U.S. map showing waterways (in blue) over shale gas plays (in red).
, the sequel to Josh Fox's documentary about the dangers of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, introduces a frightening image.
It's not another money shot of tap water on fire, though the water well hose
lit up by the owner of a multimillion dollar home in Parker County, Texas is a wonder.
Nor is the most frightening image an internal gas industry memo labeling residents of small towns in Pennsylvania or New York State an "insurgency" that must be put down with PSYOPS techniques
honed by the military in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The most frightening image in Gasland 2
is a map of the United States covered with potential fracking sites.
The United States of Fracking
Look at the map. It's hard to find a state whose water supply doesn't originate in or cross through a place that the industry would like to frack.
So what? The U.S. government says that fracking can be done without harm to groundwater. And the industry claims that no study has ever proven that fracking has contaminated one single water supply.