Josh Fox

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Josh Fox
Josh Fox TED.jpg
Fox giving a talk in West Vancouver, British Columbia
Born 1972
Nationality American
Occupation Documentary filmmaker, environmental activist
Known for Gasland (2010)

Josh Fox (born 1972) is an American film director and environmental activist, best known for his Oscar-nominated 2010 documentary, Gasland. He followed that up with the HBO production of "Gasland Part II," which premiered on July 8, 2013 and is due to be released on DVD on January 14, 2014. [1] In addition to these films, he is one of the most prominent public critics of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking.[2]

In February 2012 he was arrested during a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on hydraulic fracturing when he attempted to videotape the proceedings.[3][4]

Fox was caught openly lying to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a letter claiming that hydraulic fracturing increased breast cancer rates in North Texas. Numerous research groups reported no spike in breast cancer rates as Fox described. This has lead to critics complaining that Fox and anti-fracking groups are intentionally misleading the public with false information.[5]

Fox graduated from Columbia University in 1995.


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  2. ^ Bauers, Sandy (2011). "A raucous anti-fracking rally in Center City". Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Goldenberg, Suzanne (2012-02-01). "Josh Fox, director of Gasland, arrested at fracking hearing". The Guardian (London: GMG). ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Banerjee, Neela (2012-02-01). "'Gasland' director Fox arrested filming House subcommittee". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles: Tribune Co). ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Begos, Kevin. "Experts: Some Fracking Critics Use Bad Science". Bigstory.Ap.Org. The Big Story. Retrieved 07/15/2014. 

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