Monday, July 08, 2013


Dear Natalie

Long before there was fracking, the natural gas industry
was lavishing campaign contributions on elected officials 
as part of its efforts to get America to frack first, ask questions
about fracking's dangers later.

Tonight on HBO, see the nationwide premiere of Gasland 2,
the new documentary film by Josh Fox, which cites Common Cause's
ground-breaking research showing how the natural gas industry has
gained extraordinary access and influence with lawmakers in
Congress and many state capitols.

Through hundreds of millions spent on lobbying and campaign contributions,
and through model legislation advanced by the
American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, the natural
gas industry has fought to keep secret the chemicals used in fracking.

Find out what fracking means for your community and
state -- tune into HBO at 9 p.m. Eastern tonight!

Thanks for all you do.

James Browning
and the rest of the team at Common Cause

P.S. You can also see a preview of Gasland 2, and an interview
 with Director Josh Fox, in this clip from "The Daily Show." 

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