Split Estate76 MINS2009
Imagine discovering that you don't own the mineral rights under your land, and that an energy company plans to drill for natural gas two hundred feet from your front door. Imagine you have little or no recourse to protect your home or land from such development. Narrated by actress Ali McGraw (Love Story, The Getaway), SPLIT ESTATE is the Emmy-winning film that explores the shocking effects of oil and natural gas drilling on the environment and families in the Western United States. Outlining the dirty side of hydraulic fracturing and natural gas (an energy source the industry touts as a clean alternative to fossil fuels), this compelling documentary maps a tragedy in the making?as citizens in the path of a new drilling boom in the Rocky Mountain West struggle against the erosion of their civil liberties, their communities and their health.