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Film Drills Deep Into Gas Origins

‘Burning Springs’ debuts Tuesday

March 1, 2014

West Virginia’s past is booming with relevance. “Burning Springs” — an hour-long documentary about the history of the state’s oil and gas industry — will premiere at 8 p.m....

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Mar-03-14 7:00 AM

And then there's the agriculture industry. They spread chemical fertilizers and herbicides and insecticides - all carcinogens - that kill billions of Americans. And for what? To feed Americans. We need to stop the food industry holocaust now, so we can all live as hunter-gatherers, as nature intended.

And don't get me started on the timber and concrete industries, which spew benzene and formaldehyde and climate-killing CO2. Just think how much better off we'd be without modern building materials. Fred and Wilma and Barney and Betty were SOOOOOO much healthier and better off than we were, what with their foot-powered cars and rock homes and bronto-burgers...

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Mar-02-14 7:18 PM

This effort to make the gas industry a historic and friendly presence is like showing the birth of the tobacco industry as a few Native Americans smoking the pipe of peace in a forest. Followed by a cartoon of Smokey and Ciggy your health and fitness cigarette pals..they sing, dance and might give you cancer. Want to have water and a safe place to live? Beware the hordes of barbarians with rigged proposals and their may be a laughing matter to some but not to those who are living in Gasland.

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Mar-01-14 7:58 PM

From the article “The name "Burning Springs" is a nod to the term early settlers of what was then western Virginia used to reference natural outflows of petroleum and natural gas found along creeks and rivers.”

Interesting. The anti-gas loons assure us all that gas in the water comes from fracking. Wonder who was fracking oh so long ago? LOL

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