Natural Gas Essay

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Natural Gas: Friend or Foe to the environment? “This land is your land, this land is my land From California, to the New York Island From the redwood forest , to the gulf stream waters This land was made for you and me” - Woody Guthrie (“This Land Is Your Land”) Land. It’s the common denominator in which we base our homes, our livelihoods, and our environments. The most important thing about our land is what is being done towards it. Would we allow the land we call our home to be ruined? No. In fact, we would protect it. The ironic tie between Guthrie’s famous American folk tale is that we do not know what is going on in our land. Jim Foxx, creator and producer of Gas Land, helps us understand. His motive is to help us realize the decisions, we as people of our land, that are endangering our environment; one of which is: Natural Gas. Gas land’s negative connotation towards natural gas is effectively expressed through informative personal backgrounds, profound footage, and statistics; which furthermore allow audience and viewers to become enlightened in America’s future in sustainable, renewable energy. Natural Gas. It is abundant in nature, but EPA and other energy companies are developing it into something far more than beneficial for the world’s ongoing energy crisis especially that of America’s. Natural gas, like many other leading energy sources, can be used in a variety of ways. Ranging from household appliances, to food, to even vehicles, natural gas has the largest variety in usage than other competing sources. But in the movie Gas Land, Jim Foxx exposes the true intent and motive of these natural gas companies. Straight from the movie, Foxx affirms “In 2005, the Bush/ Cheney (CEO of Halliburton Natural Gas Company) Energy Bill exempted natural gas drilling from the Safe Drinking Water Act. It exempts companies from disclosing the

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