Post by Dan Kolbet
Video by American Natural Gas Alliance
Later this month you may hear about a documentary film called Gasland which focuses on elements of natural gas exploration and drilling. It has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. The award show is Sunday, Feb. 27.
Gasland uses theatrics, half-truths or complete falsehoods to describe natural gas development in the United States. The film particularly focuses on hydraulic fracturing or fracking, a decades-old technique used to drill for natural gas inside the earth.
Here are a few quick things you should know about natural gas development and Avista.
• Natural gas exploration and drilling is subject to federal, state and local regulations.
• Thousands of natural gas wells have been hydraulically fractured without incident.
• Avista primarily distributes natural gas to homes and businesses or uses natural gas in gas-fired turbines to generate electricity
The American Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) has created a video called, “The Truth About Gasland,” which debunks specific claims made in Gasland. The ANGA video embedded above, click it to watch.
For more information from ANGA about specific topics discussed in Gasland, click here.