Corn Bred

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gasland: a film by josh fox

i am still kicking myself for not going to see fox speak when he came to campus last semester.

if you have never seen a man light his tap water on fire, i recommend that you watch this trailer. gasland is an important documentary about hydraulic fracturing (or hydro fracking) - the process of initiating and subsequently propagating a fracture in a rock layer, employing the pressure of a fluid as the source of energy. the fracturing is done from a wellbore drilled into reservoir rock formations in order to increase the extraction and ultimate recovery rates of oil and natural gas. a substantial portion of my new job revolves around raising money for and awareness about fracking. i admit that i, like the majority of americans (but certainly not like the majority of swarthmore students), am currently undereducated on the subject.

liberal media bringing you down? all that truth telling starting to make your head spin? haven’t consumed your daily dose of BS? give this a quick up-down. 

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    Fracking, coming soon to states near you!
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