This is a story about water, the land surrounding it, and the lives it sustains. But for once, this story isn't about tragedy. It's about a resistance movement that has arisen to challenge some of the most powerful corporations in history.
Whether it's the flooded Northeast or drought-stricken Texas, the threats couldn't be more different, but the problems are remarkably the same: Farms are devastated. Power plants shut down. Water supplies are threatened.
Fracking threatens our water -- water we use for drinking, farming and bathing -- and the speed with which the industry is developing drilling sites while federal and local governments slowly figure out what to do is disconcerting.
In May 2008, a strange letter appeared in Fox's mailbox. A natural gas company was offering him $100,000 to drill on his property. Instead of signing, Fox decided to investigate, which turned into an Oscar-nominated documentary, Gasland.