FRACTURED EARTH; FRACTURED LIVES
In the Rosebud River Valley, and all over Alberta, the oil and natural gas business is booming. Yet there’s a catch – people are discovering that well-water can be lit on fire… Burning Water follows one woman’s quest to discover just what exactly has happened to the water. Is the Hydraulic Fracturing to blame? If so, who is responsible – EnCana or The Alberta Government? The search for accountability pits small farmers up against Big Oil and the petro-state, and here are few satisfactory answers.
You can order a copy on DVD from Bunbury Films
This film focuses on my mother and her fight for water and mineral rights in Alberta, Canada. A fight which brings her up against the Alberta Government, the local community in Rosebud, the Alberta Research Council (Dr. Alec Blyth) and EnCana Corporation – one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world.
Growing up in this situation (you might notice that I was graduating high school when this was filmed) has hugely impacted my life – so when I’m not blogging about style, I’m usually doing some sort of environmental activist type stuff.. I’ve noticed that most people seem to be terribly concerned about the day the oil runs out, but have never considered what might happen if safe water runs out first.