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Tue Jan 31, 2012, 10:43 PM

Please Help! Important!

Dear Friends:

Josh Fox, the director of the powerful documentary “Gasland,” asked me this evening to get the following message out. This is something that everyone can do. And it is extremely important.

I'll add that “Gasland 2” is going to knock the socks off of the professional liars from the gas corporations, and their parrots and puppets in the government and media.

Please help us on this! It really is more important than I can say at this time. But I'm going to have more – much more – to say in the next few days.

Who knows? Maybe we'll have a DU interview with Josh Fox.

Thank you for your support on this.

Peace,
Pat


NEWSFLASH. URGENT. Tomorrow there is an important fracking hearing in DC. The House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment will hold hearings on EPA's testing in Pavillion Wyoming. Josh and his crew are being told they cannot film the hearing. CALL OR EMAIL CONGRESS NOW! Tell them Josh should be allowed in to film the hearing. It's guaranteed in the first amendment! Call tonight thru tomorrow morning. Thank you! Please repost!
Committee Phone:
202-225-8844
Committee Contact Form:
http://science.house.gov/contact-us/email-us (Entire Committee)
Email Us | Committee on Science - U.S. House of Representatives

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Reply Please Help! Important! (Original post)
H2O Man Jan 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Jan 2012 #1
jsmirman Jan 2012 #2
H2O Man Jan 2012 #4
jsmirman Jan 2012 #12
H2O Man Jan 2012 #15
jsmirman Jan 2012 #17
jsmirman Jan 2012 #24
librechik Feb 2012 #46
H2O Man Jan 2012 #13
jsmirman Jan 2012 #19
H2O Man Jan 2012 #20
jsmirman Jan 2012 #22
jsmirman Jan 2012 #21
femmocrat Jan 2012 #3
Chellee Jan 2012 #5
glinda Jan 2012 #6
Politicalboi Jan 2012 #7
denbot Jan 2012 #8
Luminous Animal Jan 2012 #9
RKP5637 Jan 2012 #10
Tsiyu Jan 2012 #11
Petrushka Jan 2012 #14
onestepforward Jan 2012 #16
H2O Man Jan 2012 #18
raouldukelives Jan 2012 #23
Mr_Jefferson_24 Feb 2012 #25
slay Feb 2012 #26
Solly Mack Feb 2012 #27
PhoenixAbove Feb 2012 #28
RoccoR5955 Feb 2012 #29
lunatica Feb 2012 #31
RoccoR5955 Feb 2012 #38
lunatica Feb 2012 #30
redqueen Feb 2012 #32
roody Feb 2012 #33
TheUnspeakable Feb 2012 #34
daleanime Feb 2012 #35
Melissa G Feb 2012 #36
hootinholler Feb 2012 #37
H2O Man Feb 2012 #40
hootinholler Feb 2012 #44
jsmirman Feb 2012 #49
hootinholler Feb 2012 #51
jsmirman Feb 2012 #58
myrna minx Feb 2012 #39
Smilo Feb 2012 #41
Octafish Feb 2012 #42
H2O Man Feb 2012 #47
hootinholler Feb 2012 #52
Octafish Feb 2012 #64
Bluerthanblue Feb 2012 #43
TheUnspeakable Feb 2012 #45
jsmirman Feb 2012 #48
slay Feb 2012 #50
randr Feb 2012 #53
jsmirman Feb 2012 #59
randr Feb 2012 #63
randr Feb 2012 #54
DesertFlower Feb 2012 #55
H2O Man Feb 2012 #56
sudopod Feb 2012 #57
louslobbs Feb 2012 #60
trumad Feb 2012 #61
Cooley Hurd Feb 2012 #62
Snotcicles Feb 2012 #65
Sienna86 Feb 2012 #66
countryjake Feb 2012 #67

Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 10:45 PM

1. Thanks, H2O Man

 

For all you do.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 10:48 PM

2. What justification are they using for barring filming?

I will call - I would like to be informed and prepared when I do.

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Response to jsmirman (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 10:51 PM

4. I'll ask Josh ....

if he is still on the internet. I'd rather get it straight from him, than give my opinion.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:05 PM

12. Thanks

I'll try and forward this to my colleagues in the Environmental Law Society at my school (I'm the animal guy) (who also cares about the environment).

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Response to jsmirman (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:11 PM

15. From Josh:

"they are saying we don't have credentials
it is an issue for all doc filmmakers on th hill
but it needs to be challeneged
it is at the discretion of the chair
the democrats let us in
the republicans have shut the door
but it shoudn't be a house rule
it is the 1st amendment"

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:19 PM

17. Got it, thanks

calling

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:53 PM

24. Got through to the ELS folks, too

a great girl I know from that org is putting the word out.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 03:22 PM

46. yikes--not much we can do about this except protest and make noise about the shutout

yea, write our congresscritters, but this is Repub Political Security circling the wagons, and they hold the gavel in the House. Josh should have secured credentials earlier, if that was possible. Capitol Police are on the side of the Gavel.

A closed door makes a potent image in a documentary if done right. That would be my advice at this late date.

But DUers, do write or call the Dems on the committee, or friendly Repubs (are there any?)

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:06 PM

13. While I hope to

get a response tonight, I think it might be good to ask the House Subcommittee what their reasoning is.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:21 PM

19. Mailbox is full?

Did it get jammed already? I'll keep trying.

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Response to jsmirman (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:22 PM

20. Try this:

202-225-6375

(Democrats on Committee)

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:28 PM

22. Done - got through on this number

not the most eloquent message I've ever left, but I was reasonably thorough, and thoroughly polite.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:26 PM

21. Sent an email, as well

nm

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 10:49 PM

3. K&R

Thank you, H20 Man. It's the least we can do.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 10:53 PM

5. Email sent.

Thank you for your work on this issue.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 10:53 PM

6. Kick!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 10:56 PM

7. Sent an e-mail

 

Hope this works. I told him no more closed doors.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:00 PM

8. Done & done

K&R

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:00 PM

9. Emailed and I will call tomorrow.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:01 PM

10. done

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:03 PM

11. Total weirdness



when I tried to rec this, it kept throwing the thread back to the top of the page

I finally right clicked and opened in a new window and then it let me rec.

Some kind of crazy glitch.

ANYhooo....K & R .....FIN-ally


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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:10 PM

14. Is it possible to film a webcast of the hearing? If so . . .

. . . the following link indicates "Hearing will be webcast LIVE":

http://science.house.gov/hearing/energy-and-environment-subcommittee-epa-hydraulic-fracturing-research

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:17 PM

16. Done!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:19 PM

18. Another number:

202-225-6375

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:51 PM

23. K&R

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 12:02 AM

25. K&R. nt.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 05:41 AM

26. k&r

 

a very worthy cause


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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 05:43 AM

27. K&R

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 06:48 AM

28. K&R

Thanks for the info.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 07:49 AM

29. K&R

 

Everyone needs to know this. Gas is not the panacea to our energy crisis. Conservation is.

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #29)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 07:52 AM

31. Finding alternate forms of benign energy is the way to go

Doing that will stop many bad forms of getting energy that leave long lasting damage to living things.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #31)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 11:33 AM

38. True, but I hear nobody addressing conservation.

 

People need to conserve, not use more. If we used less, there would be more for everyone, which is my point.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 07:50 AM

30. Done

It's their frigging job for Christ's sake!

I just reminded them of that.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 07:53 AM

32. K&R

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 08:57 AM

33. done

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 09:21 AM

34. K&R email sent-plan to call later

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 09:31 AM

35. K&R

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:30 AM

36. Done.

Thanks for all you do and for letting us know.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:48 AM

37. Has he been allowed in?

When is this hearing today?

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #37)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 12:19 PM

40. He was taken

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #40)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 02:40 PM

44. Damn!

Great quote in the article:

[div class='excerpt']The committee recessed after Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.) called a motion to suspend the committee rules and allow for Fox and the ABC crew to film the hearing.

"... it's clear we have space in this room to film this hearing," Miller said. "If you claim that rule does not allow them to film, or allows you the discretion to turn them away, I move the rules be suspended so the fella who wanted to film for HBO be allowed to film this hearing and that ABC be allowed to film this hearing and all God's children be allowed to film this hearing until the room is too full for us to conduct our business."


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Response to hootinholler (Reply #44)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 03:31 PM

49. Pleased that a Dem stood up for transparency

nm

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Response to jsmirman (Reply #49)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 04:47 PM

51. "all God's children be allowed to film this hearing"

"until the room is too full for us to conduct our business."



Kind of put it out there strong, I loved that part.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #51)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 05:32 PM

58. Yep

I don't know anything else about the guy, but I sure like what he had to say today.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 11:40 AM

39. K&R n/t

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 01:09 PM

41. Bastards have arrested Josh!!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 02:01 PM

42. What is it called when elected representatives don't do what We the People elect them to do?

It's not a hypothetical.

Thanks for the heads-up and good work, H20 Man.

Sorry to hear Josh got taken out in handcuffs for wanting to spread truth.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #42)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 03:27 PM

47. I think that he

was aware this could happen. He is a brave man. I haven't known him for long ..... though I was very impressed with "Gasland" ..... but in the time we've been acquainted, my respect for him has grown. Not just as an environmentalist, or a documentary film-maker. But as a passionate advocate of Amendment 1.

Things are going to heat up rapidly in NYS, on the hydrofracking controversy. I'll be keeping the DU community updated, as best I can.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #47)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 04:48 PM

52. Thanks for that.

Otherwise we get little here on fracking.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #52)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 07:59 PM

64. +1

The islands are getting smaller and farther apart...It must be the universe expanding.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 02:13 PM

43. called and got through to

a really nice young woman who told me the hearing had taken place this morning, that a Dem. on the committee had asked to allow anyone to film, but the Republicans voted against it, and that Josh was hand-cuffed and arrested.

I'm sorry that I wasn't able to add my voice before the deed was done- and really frustrated that he was not only not allowed to film but was detained by the capitol police.

.... what a world.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 03:17 PM

45. FYI everyone-Ed Schulz said Josh will be on his show tonight n/t

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Response to TheUnspeakable (Reply #45)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 03:31 PM

48. That seems like a pretty great step forward

nm

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Response to TheUnspeakable (Reply #45)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 03:52 PM

50. You should post this as an Original Post if you haven't already

 

some people won't read this whole thread. thanks for the heads up though - just set my DVR to tape Keith AND Ed tonight.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 05:00 PM

53. I am personally connected with Josh

and entirely support your efforts H2O Man. I have made all the calls I can today urging Josh's admission to the hearings.
That said, I am living in an area where 70,000 acres have recently been opened for gas drilling applications. I find it most important to witness this hearing no matter the source.
Science.house.gov will be broadcasting the hearing in it entirety, supposedly, tomorrow. All peoples interested or affected by these event need to know where they can watch the hearing and I encourage all those to tune in to the mentioned web site.

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Response to randr (Reply #53)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 05:35 PM

59. Not to spam, but I think this should be an OP

just to let everyone know about how to access the broadcast.

Do you know what time it will be yet?

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Response to jsmirman (Reply #59)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 05:53 PM

63. Do not know time but it must be on the site somewhere

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 05:01 PM

54. I am personally connected with Josh

and entirely support your efforts H2O Man. I have made all the calls I can today urging Josh's admission to the hearings.
That said, I am living in an area where 70,000 acres have recently been opened for gas drilling applications. I find it most important to witness this hearing no matter the source.
Science.house.gov will be broadcasting the hearing in it entirety, supposedly, tomorrow. All peoples interested or affected by these event need to know where they can watch the hearing and I encourage all those to tune in to the mentioned web site.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 05:03 PM

55. done. nt

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 05:25 PM

56. Kick .....

The fight to protect our environment & all living things is an essential part of the struggle to restore our Constitutional democracy.

Please keep this thread alive.

Thanks,
Pat

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 05:28 PM

57. go go go! nt

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 05:45 PM

60. K&R

Lou

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 05:48 PM

61. Done.

 

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 05:49 PM

62. Kick and rec! What happened on Cap Hill today was extremely disturbing!!!!

 

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 08:03 PM

65. Sorry, dupe. Delete. nt

 

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:14 PM

66. Done. n/t

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 12:53 AM

67. KICK!

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