Groundswell Rising

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Environmental Film Profiles (videos)

Cohen, Renard. Groundswell Rising. Fogelsville, PA: Resolution Pictures, 2014. HD, 80 min.

Groundswell Rising gives voice to ordinary folks engaged in a David and Goliath struggle against Big Oil and Gas. We meet parents, scientists, doctors, farmers and individuals across the political spectrum resisting the energy extraction process of fracking, which puts profits over people. It reveals how fracking has contaminated drinking water and jeopardized the health and quality of life of homeowners and industry workers alike. This provocative documentary tracks a grassroots movement driven by a deep moral conviction which is exposing dangers to clean air, water, and civil rights.(Source: Adapted from the Official Film Website)

© 2014, Bullfrog Films, Inc. Trailer used with permission.

This film is available at the Rachel Carson Center Library (RCC, 4th floor, Leopoldstrasse 11a, 80802 Munich) for on-site viewing only. For more information, please contact

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Further readings: 
  • Engelder, Terry, et al. "Natural Gas: Should Fracking Stop?" Nature 477 (2011): 271–5.
  • Davis, Charles. "The Politics of 'Fracking': Regulating Natural Gas Drilling Practices in Colorado and Texas." Review of Policy Research 29, no. 2 (2012):177–91.
  • McDermott-Levy, Ruth, et al. "Fracking, the Environment, and Health." American Journal of Nursing 113, no. 6 (2013): 45–51.
  • Powers, Emily C. "Fracking and Federalism: Support for an Adaptive Approach That Avoids the Tragedy of the Regulatory Commons." Journal of Law & Policy 19, no. 2 (2011): 913-33.
  • Wilber, Tom. Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2012.