Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Tonight on TDS, Josh Fox,  Gasland 2; and on TCR, Bill Moyers, Two American Families.

sausage grinder of snark

Josh Fox, Gasland II (July 8, HBO)

bio at gaslandthemovie.com
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It's amazing to watch the bully pulpit, with all the power of this president's ability to command words, focus on the greatest crisis of our generation.  I applaud the President for tackling climate change in his speech today. It’s the most important issue we face. Reducing coal pollution, increasing energy efficiency, stimulating more renewable energy -- it’s about time. Especially because Dr. Hansen and other climate scientists have shown that time is running out.

However, all the good that President Obama will do with his reductions in CO2 from power plants will be undone by his embrace of fracked gas.  It is clear that he does not have the right information on fracked gas...

As a result, this plan has become a wholesale endorsement of increased natural gas use in America and abroad.  For all the correct emphasis on the dangers of climate change, the plan is: frack now, frack here and frack all over the world- far too much on fracking for gas (that’s what the President means by natural gas). Fracked gas isn’t a bridge fuel – it’s a gangplank.

(re: that at sfgate.com)

Josh Fox’s Gasland Part II Faces Aggressive Oil and Gas Public Relations Campaign
Exposed: Tea Party-Tied "FrackNation" Deploys Tobacco Playbook Responding to "Gasland 2" (also at commondreams, desmogblog.)
'Gasland 2' makes its case in Callicoon

Summer's Must-See Documentaries

Bill Moyers, Two American Families (July 9 PBS)
moyers & co Preview: The Faces of America’s Hungry
PBS: Two American Families:
Since 1992, Bill Moyers has been following the story of two ordinary, hard-working families in Milwaukee -- one black, one white -- as they battle to keep from sliding into poverty. A remarkable portrait of perseverance, Two American Families raises unsettling questions about the changing nature of the U.S. economy and the fate of a declining middle class.
Two American Families sneak preview & panel
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