COMMERCIAL IMAGE - In this photograph taken by AP Images for FrackNation, this new eye-opening billboard was unveiled today in natural-gas rich New York near the Pennsylvania border. The aggressive ... more 
COMMERCIAL IMAGE - In this photograph taken by AP Images for FrackNation, this new eye-opening billboard was unveiled today in natural-gas rich New York near the Pennsylvania border. The aggressive billboard shatters claims by environmentalists and anti-fracking filmmaker Josh Fox, that natural gas production has caused local tap water to become flammable. The billboard promotes the controversial documentary FrackNation, which is being called ‘an answer to Gasland.’ The "exploding faucet" is one of the most widely viewed images in the Oscar nominated, anti-fracking documentary Gasland and the billboard dramatically points out historic records that state “The water was on fire in 1669.” The Billboard also features township signs for Burning Springs, N.Y., Burning Springs, W.V. and Burning Springs, K.Y. where residents obviously knew their water could be set on fire centuries before natural gas production began. “As journalists, we felt it was important to bring to light the truth and counter the common, inaccurate scare stories about ‘exploding’ tap water,” said McAleer. (Adam Hunger/AP Images for FrackNation) less 
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Associated Press
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 8:07 PM EDT