Emmy-award winning documentary SPLIT ESTATE investigates the oil and natural gas drilling boom in the Rocky Mountain West and the Northeast (an area representing thirty-two states in all). Imagine discovering that you don’t own the mineral rights under your land and that an energy company plans to drill for natural gas two hundred feet from your front door. Imagine you have little or no recourse to protect your home or land from such development. SPLIT ESTATE maps a tragedy in the making as citizens in the path of a new drilling boom struggle against the erosion of their civil liberties, their communities and their health.
This compelling Emmy Award winning documentary shows the dirty side of hydraulic fracturing and natural gas, an energy source the industry touts as a clean alternative to fossil fuels.