Kiran Stacey Gasland nominated for an Oscar

Gasland, the environmental documentary about the effects of shale gas extraction, has been nominated for a “best documentary” Oscar.

The makers are, of course, buzzing, but, predictably, gas campaigners are livid. This is the rather cuting response from Energy In Depth, the lobbying group, which has mounted something of a campaign against the film:

While it’s unfortunate there isn’t an Oscar category for propaganda, this nomination is fitting, as the Oscars are aimed at praising pure entertainment among Hollywood’s elite.

Ouch. If you have any questions arising from the film, or if there’s anything you would like to ask about shale gas or fracking, watch out for our Energy Source readers’ Q&A with Josh Fox, coming up on February 11th. I’ll advertise it fully nearer the time.