from activist post: It was revealed today by the AP that the state of Pennsylvania is allowing "wastewater so salty, and so polluted with metals like barium and strontium" to be flushed into local waterways. This wastewater is a result of natural gas extraction method called "fracking" which has been a sore spot with the affected community. The protests against gas fracking in the Marcellus ShaleGasland was released area of Pennsylvania have increased in size since the movie, which brought great awareness to the environmental damage caused by this method... It was revealed in September that any opposition to this poisonous practice is being monitored by the Department of Homeland Security. Peaceful protesters were shocked to find out that they were on an 'extremist' watch list compiled by a foreign company who was contracted to monitor dissent, apparently on behalf of the oil and gas industry.