Golden Age of Flammability

  • Aired:  08/15/13
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America tries to throw a fracking party, but some folks are ruining it with their health issues and flammable sink water. (2:00)

CHAPLIN MUSTACHES.

NATION P IF YOU KNOW ME, YOU

KNOW I LOVE BURNING FOSSIL

FUELS.

AND SO DOES MY PET LAWN

MOWER.

AND THESE DAYS I CAN BURN

CARBON TO MY HEART CONTENT

BECAUSE AMERICA IS ENJOYING

A NEW GOLDEN AGE OF FLAMM

ABLE.

>> THERE ARE 36,000 FRACKING

WELLS IN THIS COUNTRY.

THOUSANDS MORE OPEN UP EVERY

YEAR.

THE PRICE OF NATURAL GAS HAS

DROPPED 86% FROM ITS HIGH IN

2008.

WE'RE ACTUALLY ABOUT TO

START EXPORTING IT.

>> YOU COULD WIPE OUT THE

UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEM IN THIS

COUNTRY OVERNIGHT BY

FRACKING.

>> AN EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY

NOW FOR AMERICA TO EXTRACT

ITS OIL AND NATURAL GAS AND,

YOU KNOW, BECOME, YOU KNOW,

ENERGY INDEPENDENT, IT'S

AMAZING, MAZING FOR AMERICA.

>> Stephen: YES, IT'S

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

ENERGY IS SO CHEAP I CAN

FINALLY ROLIZE MY DREAM OF

MAKING MY FURNACE AND AIR

CONDITIONER FIGHT.

(LAUGHTER)

WHO LOVES ME MORE, BOYS.

AMERICA HAS FOUND THE GOOSE

THAT LAYS THE GOLDEN EGG.

UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS POOPING

ALL OVER OUR HOUSE.

>> IT KILLED THE POND.

IT KILLED THE FISH.

KILLED EVERYTHING IN THE

POND, NO FROGS, NO TURTLES,

NOTHING.

>> THEY'RE POISONING YOU.

AND THEY'RE TELLING YOU

THERE'S NOTHING WRONG.

AND YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE THAT

HAS A PROBLEM.

>> MY KIDS STARTED GETTING

SICK EARLY ON IN THE DRILL

APPROXIMATING PROCESS.

SORT OF LIKE A VERY BAD

INTESTINAL BUG.

>> THE IMAGE OF WATER

TESTING FIRE IN THE

DOCUMENTARY GASLAND HAS COME

TO SYMBOLIZE THE

ANTI-FRACKING MOVEMENT.

>> NOW SURE, MAYBE YOU CAN'T

WASH YOUR DISHES ANY MORE.

BUT ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, NOW

YOU'VE GOT A KILN TO MAKE

NEW ONES.

AND COME ON, WE'RE TRYING TO

THROW A FRACKING PARTY HERE

AND THESE PEOPLE ARE RUINING

IT WITH THEIR SUFFERING.

(LAUGHTER)

IT'S LIKE GOING TO A

BARBECUE AND SEEING A VIDEO

ON FACTORY FARMING.

I DON'T WANT TO

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