Gasland (movie)

Harris orders filmmaker ejected from House fracking hearing

WASHINGTON - The director of the Oscar-nominated, environmentalist documentary "Gasland" was arrested Wednesday for filming a hearing on fracking, a natural gas extraction technique, led by Maryland Republican Rep. Andy Harris, of the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee.

Filmmaker Josh Fox was questioned about credentials for taping the event in the Rayburn House Office Building. He had none, and after he declined to leave the hearing with his camera, two Capitol Police officers handcuffed him and led him out of the room. Fox was later charged with unlawful entry and released to face an October court date.

The move drew protests from Rep. Brad Miller,...