ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY
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The news documentary follows six northeast Pennsylvania families who have been in search of clean drinking water ever since the natural gas industry came to town. We watch them attempt to navigate a complicated landscape, as the nation engages in a fierce debate about hydraulic fracturing and its potential impact on drinking water resources.
Taylor began shooting the documentary in February 2012 when federal regulators first stepped in to Dimock, PA to test the water quality at more than 60 homes. She returned to the region several times after the federal investigation was complete, using Pennsylvania as a case study for the national debate about the subject.
Taylor has interviewed oil and gas representatives, politicians, scientists, activists, and representatives from state and federal agencies. She has demanded answers from public figures and government agencies who avoid speaking on record about this subject and is determined to break down and humanize a complex scientific topic that is critically relevant to the American people.
Ron and Jean