'GasLand' Director Goes To Bat For Bernie Sanders

Josh Fox says Sanders' plan to tackle climate change is the "only realistic one."

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Josh Fox recently praised Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), whose promised approach to dealing with climate change Fox calls the "only realistic one."

Fox is best known as the writer and director of "GasLand," a 2010 documentary that explores the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing, the natural gas-extraction process also known as fracking.

The status quo won't change "unless we start to participate in government, and participate in our own fate," Fox says in the clip above. "That's what climate and fracking activism is about, and that's what I see in the political revolution of the Bernie Sanders campaign."

He also criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for "her ties to the fossil fuel industry," echoing Sanders' own campaign rhetoric.

It's true that Clinton has accepted contributions from oil and gas companies and that a great many people in her orbit are linked to the industry. Still, most fact-checkers say that Sanders' attacks on Clinton exaggerate the reality.

Sanders, for his part, has pledged to ban fracking on federal lands and has framed climate change as a national security issue. (He's probably right about that.)

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