Who’s Afraid Of ‘Gasland’?

Who could possibly want to squelch the anti-fracking movie Gasland? Hmmm, let me think …. while considering this story from SFGate (submitted by ‘Rainer’ – thanks!):

Actor Mark Ruffalo has been placed on a terror advisory list by U.S. officials after organizing screenings for a new documentary about natural gas drilling.

The “Zodiac” actor arranged showings for “GasLand” earlier this year and voiced his concerns about the practice in relation to the national water supplies.

But his efforts to raise awareness and demand a stop to natural gas drilling reportedly attracted the attention of officials from Pennsylvania’s Office of Homeland Security – and he recently discovered it had landed him on a terror alert watchlist…

[continues at SFGate]

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  • Andrew

    Capitalist totalitarianism.

  • Andrew

    Capitalist totalitarianism.

    • DeepCough

      No, it’s “Oilgarchy.”

      • Andrew

        Corporatist plutarchy, to be exact.

  • DeepCough

    No, it’s “Oilgarchy.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.dray Gary Dray

    Typical American fascism.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.dray Gary Dray

    Typical American fascism.

  • Andrew

    Corporatist plutarchy, to be exact.

  • Anonymous

    Burning gas stops me from dying of hypothermia.

    Oh, look, there’s more than twice as much fuel in the form of natural gas fuel locked up in clyhydrates than all the other fossil fuels combined!? Screw that fracking crap; if we drill a hole in the sea bed – pretty much anywhere in the world – the gas will come to us. Thank you mother nature!
    http://chiefio.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/clathrate-to-production/

    Oh, but, people are against exploiting the planet’s natural bounty. Because if we did then the oil companies would be fucked.

    Who on Earth would those people be that would be against a plentiful supply of non-oil cheap energy?

    Um. The oil companies?

    What an unbelievably tautologically fucking amazing coincidence!

    Who’s afraid of gasland?!?

    The big fucking oil companies, that’s who.

    Open your eyes.

  • FergalR

    Burning gas stops me from dying of hypothermia.

    Oh, look, there’s more than twice as much fuel in the form of natural gas fuel locked up in clyhydrates than all the other fossil fuels combined!? Screw that fracking crap; if we drill a hole in the sea bed – pretty much anywhere in the world – the gas will come to us. Thank you mother nature!
    http://chiefio.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/clathrate-to-production/

    Oh, but, people are against exploiting the planet’s natural bounty. Because if we did then the oil companies would be fucked.

    Who on Earth would those people be that would be against a plentiful supply of non-oil cheap energy?

    Um. The oil companies?

    What an unbelievably tautologically fucking amazing coincidence!

    Who’s afraid of gasland?!?

    The big fucking oil companies, that’s who.

    Open your eyes.