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Thu Feb 2, 2012, 12:43 AM

9. Gasland’s Josh Fox Fires Back At Congressional Republicans After Arrest - VIDEO

VIDEO here: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/gaslands-josh-fox-fires-back-at-congressional-republicans-for-arresting-him-at-fracking-hearing/

In an interview with MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, Gasland director Josh Fox publicly responded to being forcibly ejected from a hydrofracking hearing in Congress Wednesday. “I didn’t expect to be arrested for documentary filmmaking and journalism on Capitol Hill,” Fox told Schultz. “I was prepared for it but didn’t expect it. I did think they would come to our senses and let them film the hearing. We were there covering a very crucial hearing about a case of groundwater contamination in Pavilion, Wyoming, 3 1/2 year investigation by the EPA shows subjects from the first film from Pavilion, with groundwater contamination resulting in 50 times the level of benzene in groundwater and EPA pointed in this case that hydraulic fracturing is the likely cause. What was happening today, Republicans called in the Science, Space and Technology Committee to a hearing to challenge science. Their panel was made up of gas industry lobbyists. We were there to expose what I believe is ugly and brazen attack on science itself, on what is happening across the country, with hydraulic fracturing. We were there doing our jobs. I was not interested in disrupting the hearing, was not charged with that. was simply interested in capturing on film in a broadcast quality camera, what the Republicans were going to be doing right there, putting the EPA and citizens of Pavilion and everyone across the nation who is complaining of contamination due to hydraulic fracturing on trial. We wanted to make sure people knew it was happening.” ... SNIP

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