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					                             Channel One News
                               April 10, 2012

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Headlines

   1. N. Korea Prepares for Rocket Launch
   2. Navy Pays for Damages from F18 Crash
   3. 15,000 Records Broken for Warmest March

Energy: Natural Gas and Fracking Controversy

Pop Quiz Challenge

[SCOTT]

WHAT'S GOING ON!?

WE'RE TAKING OUR POWER TRIP ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND
TODAY WE MEET A FAMILY THAT BLAMES ONE ENERGY SOURCE FOR
MAKING THEIR DRINKING WATER DO THIS!

I'M SCOTT EVANS - IT TUESDAY APRIL 9TH AND CHANNEL ONE NEWS
STARTS RIGHT NOW.

WERE YOU FEELING THE HEAT LAST MONTH?

YOU WEREN'T ALONE!

JESSICA KUMARI EXPLAINS WHY - AND HAS MORE IN TODAY'S
HEADLINES.

SO WHAT'S GOING ON JESSICA?

[JESSICA]

HEY SCOTT, WE'RE BEGINNING IN NORTH KOREA, WHERE THE NORMALLY
SECRETIVE COUNTRY IS SHOWING OFF A ROCKET THAT IS NOW SITTING
ON A LAUNCH-PAD IN THE NORTH-WESTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY.

NORTH KOREAN OFFICIALS SAY THEY PLAN TO LAUNCH THAT ROCKET AS
EARLY AS THIS THURSDAY. THEY SAY THE ROCKET WILL CARRY A
WEATHER SATELLITE INTO SPACE.
BUT THE UNITED STATES AND ITS ALLIES WORRY NORTH KOREA IS
REALLY TESTING A LONG-RANGE MISSILE WHICH COULD CARRY A
NUCLEAR BOMB -THAT WOULD GO AGAINST NORTH KOREA'S PROMISE
NOT TO ENGAGE IN NUCLEAR AND MISSILE ACTIVITY.

VIRGINIA RESIDENTS WHOSE HOMES WERE DESTROYED BY A CRASHING
NAVY JET ARE NOW GETTING FINANCIAL HELP FROM THE GOVERNMENT.

AN F-18 FIGHTER JET SLAMMED INTO AN APARTMENT COMPLEX IN
VIRGINIA BEACH FRIDAY, INJURING FIVE PEOPLE AND DESTROYING
SEVERAL BUILDINGS. BOTH PILOTS WERE ABLE TO EJECT - BUT WERE
INJURED.

YESTERDAY, THE NAVY MADE PAYMENTS TO THE 60 PEOPLE LEFT
HOMELESS BY THE CRASH: 23-HUNDRED DOLLARS TO INDIVIDUALS, AND
MORE TO FAMILIES.

OFFICIALS SAY THE JET SUSTAINED A "CATASTROPHIC" MECHANICAL
FAILURE JUST BEFORE THE CRASH.

THERE WAS MARCH MADNESS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY LAST MONTH.
RECORDS WERE BEING BROKEN BY THE THOUSANDS - IN WHAT TURNED
OUT TO BE THE HOTTEST MARCH ON RECORD.

ACCORDING TO THE "NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC
ADMINISTRATION," MORE THAN 15-THOUSAND RECORDS WERE BROKEN
FOR WARMTH.

IN THE LOWER 48 STATES - MARCH TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 51-POINT-
ONE DEGREES -- THAT'S EIGHT-POINT-SIX DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE.

THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 2012 ALSO SET A NEW RECORD -- WITH
TEMPERATURES 6 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE.

BACK TO YOU SCOTT.

[SCOTT]

THANKS JESSICA.

COMING UP - PART TWO OF OUR POWER TRIP ACROSS THE U-S!

WE'RE MAKING ANOTHER STOP ON OUR POWER TRIP, OUR LOOK AT
ENERGY AND ITS FUTURE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.

NATURAL GAS HAS BEEN CALLED THE "FOSSIL FUEL OF THE FUTURE."
IN HIS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS IN JANUARY -- PRESIDENT OBAMA
PROMISED TO TAKE EVERY STEP POSSIBLE TO DEVELOP THIS CLEAN
ENERGY.

BUT AS SHELBY HOLLIDAY EXPLAINS, NATURAL GAS IS ALSO AT THE
HEART OF A HEATED CONTROVERSY.

[SHELBY]

"A lot of times, things are right underneath our feet and we don't even realize it."

ON TVS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, COMMERCIALS PROMISE THAT NATURAL
GAS WILL TRANSFORM OUR NATION'S ENERGY FUTURE.

"An American resource that could invigorate our economy and energize America for
generations to come"

NATURAL GAS IS THE SECOND BIGGEST SOURCE OF ENERGY IN THE
UNITED STATES. IT CURRENTLY SUPPLIES ABOUT ONE FOURTH OF OUR
NATION'S ENERGY- AND EXPERTS SAY IT'S GROWING FAST.

MOST OF OUR NATURAL GAS IS USED AS ELECTRICITY. IT HEATS MORE
THAN HALF OF THE HOMES IN THE UNITED STATES. IT'S ALSO USED TO
FUEL FIREPLACES, HEAT STOVES, AND DRY CLOTHES.

THANKS TO NEW TECHNOLOGY, NATURAL GAS IS BEING USED BY MORE
DRIVERS TOO. IT COSTS ABOUT ONE THIRD LESS THAN CONVENTIONAL
GASOLINE, AND NATURAL GAS-POWERED CARS EMIT 20-30 PERCENT
FEWER GREENHOUSE GASSES THAN REGULAR CARS.

“Natural gas is one of the fuels of the future “

SO WHERE DOES NATURAL GAS COME FROM? EXPERTS SAY THERE ARE
VAST DEPOSITS OF IT RIGHT HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.AND THAT'S
ANOTHER ARGUMENT FOR NATURAL GAS - IT ALLOWS US TO REDUCE
OUR DEPENDENCE ON OTHER COUNTRIES TO SUPPLY US WITH OIL.

PRESIDENT OBAMA EVEN PUSHED FOR MORE NATURAL GAS IN HIS STATE-
OF-THE-UNION ADDRESS.

“ How much natural gas do we have in the US? “

“There’s at least 100 years supply. At least. Very conservatively speaking. And we're
discovering more and more. So there’s a lot of natural gas in the US. “
DR SHARMA IS A PROFESSOR AND A PAID CONSULTANT FOR NATURAL
GAS COMPANIES. HE SAYS THAT MUCH OF OUR NATURAL GAS HAS BEEN
TRAPPED UNDERGROUND FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS, BUT WE COULD ONLY
ACCESS LIMITED SUPPLIES WITH TRADITIONAL DRILLING. NOW, NEW
TECHNOLOGY IN HYDRAULIC FRACTURING, OR "FRACKING" IS ALLOWING
US TO TAP INTO THOSE *VAST RESERVES*

FRACKING WORKS LIKE THIS:

FIRST, WORKERS DRILL A WELL INTO LAYERS OF OIL-RICH ROCK. THEN,
THEY PUMP IN MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF "FRACKING FLUID" MADE UP OF
WATER, SAND AND CHEMICALS. THIS CREATES INTENSE PRESSURE,
WHICH FRACTURES THE ROCK AND FREES NATURAL GAS FOR
COLLECTION.

BUT BACK UP AT THE SURFACE, FRACKING HAS IGNITED A *FIERY*
DEBATE

AFTER WATCHING THESE SCENES FROM THE DOCUMENTARY "GASLAND,"
- A FILM THAT CLAIMS FRACKING CAN POISON GROUNDWATER- OTHER
PEOPLE DISCOVERED THAT THEY TOO COULD LIGHT THEIR WATER ON
FIRE.

WE VISITED A FAMILY NEAR BUFFALO, NEW YORK TO SEE IT WITH OUR
OWN EYES.

OK GUYS, WE'RE HERE AT THE BRANT'S HOUSE AND THEY SAY THERE IS
SO MUCH GAS IN THE WATER THAT THEY CAN LIGHT IT ON FIRE. SO LET'S
SEE IF WE CAN DO IT.

“Sorry. I never get used to that. “

“So you can just light your water on fire anytime? “

“Yep, I'll do it again if you want “

THE BRANT'S WATER IS FLAMMABLE BECAUSE IT CONTAINS METHANE-
AND JUST LIKE THE PEOPLE IN GASLAND, THE BRANTS CLAIM THAT THEIR
WATER WAS CONTAMINATED AFTER A NATURAL GAS COMPANY DRILLED
A WELL NEAR THEIR HOME. AND WHAT'S WORSE - THEY SAY THE
DRILLING HAS ALSO RELEASED HARMFUL CHEMICALS INTO THEIR
WATER.

“This is from august 16th. “

“This is from your faucet!?! “
“Yeah and if you look at this one, this has like stuff in oil. “

“So have you gotten these things tested to see what else is in it? “

“I have an attorney and I know what's in it. It's frack fluid. “

THAT'S THE MIX OF WATER, SAND, AND CHEMICALS USED IN FRACKING -
AND THE BRANTS SAY THEY HAD BEEN DRINKING "TOXIC WATER" FOR
MORE THAN A YEAR BEFORE THEY REALIZED SOMETHING WAS WRONG.

“We started getting sick/I was dizzy, I had headaches. Some days I couldn't get up. “

“Did that ever happen before the drilling started? “

“No. “

SOME OF JOSEPH'S BROTHERS AND SISTERS HAD SIMILAR SYMPTOMS.
AFTER THEY SAY THEY FOUND CHEMICALS IN THEIR WATER, THE BRANTS
BEGAN USING BOTTLED WATER FOR EVERYTHING- BRUSHING TEETH,
WASHING HANDS, AND EVEN TAKING SHOWERS.

“Even just the little things, you have to do so much now. “

THE GAS COMPANY - U-S ENERGY - LOOKED AT THEIR WELL AND TOLD
THE BRANTS THAT THE METHANE WAS PRE-EXISTING- IT HAD BEEN IN
THEIR WATER BEFORE THE GAS WELL WAS EVER DRILLED. GOVERNMENT
OFFICIALS TELL US THEY CAME TO THE SAME CONCLUSION- SOMETHING
DR. SHARMA SAYS MAKES SENSE.

AND U-S ENERGY TELLS US CONTAMINATION COULD BE A RESULT OF
PROBLEMS WITH THE BRANTS WELL.

BUT THE BRANTS ARE NOT THE ONLY PEOPLE COMPLAINING. THAT'S WHY
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS CONSIDERING NEW RULES FOR FRACKING,

“Natural gas seeps happen all over the u.s., particularly in Pennsylvania and new York.
This is a natural phenomenon; And It has nothing to do with hydraulic fracturing
whatsoever. “

THE EPA SAYS THAT WHILE METHANE CAN BE EXPLOSIVE, IT IS NOT
UNSAFE TO DRINK IN WATER. BUT SO FAR - NO OFFICIAL HAS TESTED THE
BRANT'S WATER FOR THE CHEMICALS IN FRACK FLUID.

“So who is overseeing all of this? “

“Actually nobody. “
BUT SUPPORTERS OF THE GAS INDUSTRY SAY MORE REGULATION WOULD
INCREASE COSTS, HURT JOBS, AND ULTIMATELY KEEP AN IMPORTANT
SOURCE OF ENERGY STUCK UNDERGROUND.

“I do think that fracking and horizontal drilling is safe, it's a very viable technology for
extracting energy from the earth “

ACROSS THE COUNTRY THERE HAVE BEEN PROTESTS AGAINST FRACKING.
AND SOME- LIKE THE BRANTS- ARE SUING THE GAS COMPANIES, ARGUING
THEIR WATER SUPPLIES ARE AT RISK.

THERE ARE ALSO CONCERNS THAT FRACKING MAY EVEN BE BEHIND A
SERIES OF SMALL EARTHQUAKES IN PLACES LIKE OHIO.

RIGHT NOW -- THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY IS STUDYING
THE IMPACT OF FRACKING ON DRINKING WATER. INITIAL RESULTS ARE
EXPECTED BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

SHELBY HOLLIDAY, CHANNEL ONE NEWS

[SCOTT]

THANKS SHELBY - WE'LL BE WATCHING FOR AN UPDATE ON THAT.

UP NEXT - IT'S A POP QUIZ - CELEBRITY STYLE.

 IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN - AND NO I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT PROM.
IT'S TIME ONCE AGAIN FOR THE "CHANNEL ONE NEWS POP QUIZ
CHALLENGE."

NOW IF YOU DON'T REMEMBER - LET ME BREAK IT DOWN FOR YOU.

ON MAY 23RD -- 12 TEENS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY GET TO TRAVEL
TO LOS ANGELES -- AND SHOW OFF THEIR NEWS KNOWLEDGE - BY
COMPETING IN OUR POP QUIZ CHALLENGE!

SO - ARE YOU IN? DO YOU WANT TO COMPETE? WELL - HERE'S A SPECIAL
GUEST TO TELL YOU HOW TO ENTER -- AND GET YOU WARMED UP FOR
THE REAL THING!

[BRENDAN]

HI CHANNEL ONE! I'M BRENDAN ROBINSON FROM ABC FAMILY'S HIT
ORIGINAL SERIES PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, RETURNING THIS JUNE. I'M
EXCITED TO TAKE PART IN THE THIRD ANNUAL CHANNEL ONE NEWS POP
QUIZ CHALLENGE!
LET'S SEE WHAT YOU KNOW-

CHANNEL ONE HAS BEEN COVERING THE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY
ELECTIONS. THE FIRST VOTE DURING THE PRIMARY SEASON WAS A
CAUCUS - DO YOU KNOW WHERE?

WHICH STATE HELD THE FIRST VOTE DURING PRIMARY SEASON?

A - NEW HAMPSHIRE

B - IOWA

C - CALIFORNIA

D - NEW YORK

YOU'VE GOT 10 SECONDS.

THE ANSWER IS B IOWA - THAT STATE HELD THE IOWA CAUCUSES ON
JANUARY 3rd. IOWA HAS BEEN THE FIRST STATE TO VOTE DURING THE
PRIMARY SEASON SINCE 1972.

NOW IF YOU THINK YOU'RE THE POP QUIZ MASTER AND WANT A CHANCE
TO BE ON ONE OF FOUR TEAMS TO COMPETE IN THE CHANNEL ONE NEWS
POP QUIZ CHALLENGE IN LOS ANGELES, GO TO CHANNELONE.COM TO
ENTER.

[SCOTT]

THANKS BRENDAN - I HOPE YOU GUYS ENTER TO SEE IF YOU CAN WIN THE
TITLE OF POP QUIZ MASTER!

AND THAT DOES IT FOR US! I'M SCOTT EVANS - MAKE TODAY THE BEST
AND WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.

				
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