Video Tuesday: Truthland

If “fear is toxic,” then “truth is the antidote.” Most people who care about the oil and gas industry or who want to learn about the operations of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation and other natural gas companies have either seen or heard about the movie Gasland. Directed by Josh Fox and endorsed by a number of “celebrities,” Gasland didn’t exactly speak well of the industry or of the methods we use to provide America with clean, affordable natural gas.

Gasland planted fear of oil and gas companies into quite a few Americans, but luckily plenty of people, including industry experts, university professors and state legislators, have come forward since Gasland to debunk the film’s claims and provide real facts about hydraulic fracturing and other drilling techniques.

Recently, the film Truthland chronicled the cross-country journey of one skeptical Pennsylvanian eager to determine whether Gasland was telling the truth about drilling taking place near her home. She set out to ask unpaid experts plenty of questions about the Marcellus Shale, her land and her family’s health. Want to know what she learned? Watch the full movie here:

If you want to know more about what Shelly learned, follow @Truthlandmovie on Twitter or visit their Facebook page or blog. Stay tuned for this Friday’s #FF, when we’ll feature @Truthlandmovie and hold a question and answer session with the people behind Truthland.

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Bill desRosiers

Raised in Highland Falls, New York, William desRosiers learned about responsible resource development, firsthand, as a part of his family's mining business. William received his B.S. in Management, B.A.in History and MBA from Misericordia University. He currently serves in External Affairs for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. His primary responsibilities include strengthening media relationships, managing company-run fundraising programs, building better community relations and representing Cabot every chance he has.

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