Truthland The Movie

One woman from rural Pennsylvania decided to find out — for her family, for her community, for herself. Hear what some of the experts she interviewed along her journey had to say.

In the HBO movie “Gasland,” New York City filmmaker Josh Fox tried to scare people into thinking that natural gas development and hydraulic fracturing are new, unregulated and dangerous.

It made one Pennsylvania mom living atop the Marcellus Shale wonder what she was getting into.

Armed with serious questions and determined to find serious and credible answers, Shelly packs up her suitcase and hits the road for a trip across the country, making stops along the way to interview academics, environmentalists, regulators and industry experts — people who know a thing or two about the science, technology and history of producing oil and gas in America. And would you believe it? None of the experts who agreed to sit down with Shelly asked her for a dime. Which was only fair, really, since Shelly herself wasn’t paid for her time or participation either.

Of course, if you ask Shelly, she’ll tell you that she didn't exactly return from the trip empty-handed. She came back with a lot of facts, a lot of answers, and the peace of mind you get from having both those things close by. Not for nothin’, but she also returned with a pretty snazzy video highlighting all the amazing people and places she visited during her trip. We call it “Truthland.” Hopefully, upon watching it, you’ll understand why.

Learn more at at the Truthland website.

 


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Truthland

In the HBO movie “Gasland,” New York City filmmaker Josh Fox tried to scare people into thinking that natural gas development and hydraulic fracturing are new, unregulated and dangerous.

It made one Pennsylvania mom living atop the Marcellus Shale wonder what she was getting into.

Watch the movie

Economics

There's plenty of research demonstrating the economic impact of the natural gas industry and Marcellus Shale development.

Here are some of the better articles

Oil & Gas Glossary

Understanding the terminology aids in understanding the industry.

Glossary

Online Resources

The internet is flush with articles about the oil and gas industry.

We've culled some of the better ones for your perusal.

Student Classroom Activities

You're never too young to learn about how the oil and gas industry operates.

We've identified some outstanding resources for teachers to use in the classroom.

Videos

Videos provide a wonderful way to visualize a number of things relating to the oil and gas industry. 

Enjoy! And if you know of other videos we should include in our library, be sure to let us know!

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Contact

Corky Demarco
Executive Director

PO Box 3231 | Charleston WV 25332 | Phone: 304.343.1609 Fax: 304.343.5610 | Toll Free: 866.343.1609 demarco@wvonga.com