Burning Water

201045 mins
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When the Lauridsen family of Valhalla Farm, near Rosebud, Alberta, discovers that the strange bubbles in the water it relies on for bathing, drinking and farming is full of chemicals—and that the tap water can be lit on fire —it begins a fight for the truth behind an unsettling phenomenon that has been occurring in towns across North America.

What's at issue is a process commonly known as "fracking." And this controversial issue is being argued about throughout the United States and Canada.

Burning Water looks at the financial and social impact on one family whose prototypically Albertan dream of living off the land puts it at odds with the ideals of a “New West” where the land is dominated by oil and gas wells rather than herds of cattle, and the provincial government seems to favor energy royalties over the farmers.

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