Josh Fox is an American video artist who rose to critical acclaim for his 2010 documentary feature breakthrough, Gasland. The creatively funky, seriously personal, and lively-paced film chronicles Fox’s investigation into hydraulic fracking (where deposits of natural gas are extracted from the earth leaving poison and destruction behind) resonated with audiences and critics alike. The director is currently filming his follow-up to Gasland and in that capacity was at a Capitol Hill public hearing on natural gas procurement today when the House Republicans took the audacious step of having him arrested and removed from the property. Charged on a technicality that was facilitated by ethically bankrupt politicians, Fox will likely be emboldened by the incident and will hopefully make another hard-hitting, power-challenging exposé that might just rival his debut documentary powerhouse Gasland. One hope at least.
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