Monday, January 27, 2014

Assorted Fracking Links

1. Minnesota film festival won't show pro-fracking documentary, will show anti-fracking documentary

A Minnesota film festival is being accused of pushing a political agenda by yanking a pro-fracking documentary from its lineup while keeping two anti-fracking films on the program. 
Organizers of the Frozen River Film Festival in Winona, Minn., decided last week to cut “FrackNation,” a widely discussed 2013 documentary about hydraulic fracturing, reportedly citing concerns about the film’s financial links to the oil and gas industry and the filmmakers’ inability to attend the screening.

2. Outline of Tom Corbett's plan for PA

  • In 2012, Pennsylvania ranked 3rd among 33 states that produced natural gas and ranked 2nd in 2013.
  • Pennsylvania went from importing 75% of its natural gas just 5 years ago to being a net exporter of natural gas for the first time in 100 years.

3. Prime Minister Cameron pushes for fracking


Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Prime Minister said the development of "cheap and predictable" energy sources could help to reverse the "off-shoring" of European jobs to the rising economic powers of Asia where labour costs are lower.
But he warned that the opportunities presented by shale gas - which had helped transform the US economy - could be undermined if the European Union sought to impose unnecessary new regulations.

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