GROUNDSWELL RISING documents the opposition from both sides of the political spectrum to the ubiquitous practice of fracking for natural gas, and the health and environmental reasons behind it.
[NOTE TO ACTIVISTS AND EDUCATORS: The DVD has been re-authored to include the names of the film's experts and iconic figures in the chapter-menu headings, for ease of use in legislative hearings and to provoke discussion in educational settings.]
"Besides the incredible information on fracking's detriment to our health it is also a great look into what it is like to live in a town with fracking in the backyard. This film should be watched by everyone on the side of industry and those considering leasing their land to the gas companies. Plain and simply, it's the human side of this debate."
Mark Ruffalo, Actor, Activist
"Will get your blood going and your mind racing about how we can pull together to defend our communities from gas drilling and its crushing infrastructure."
Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director, Delaware Riverkeeper Network
"No kidding this is a groundswell, and just in time! Fracking means big money to a few, which is why its spreading around the world-but the opposition from the rest of us is spreading just as fast, and this powerful film shows exactly why!"
Bill McKibben, Founder of 350.org