‘Gasland’ director escorted from House hearing in handcuffs.

Oscar-nominated director arrested at House hearing (thehill.com)

Capitol Police arrested Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated director of “Gasland,” on Wednesday, charging him with “unlawful entry” for refusing to leave a House hearing.

Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider confirmed Fox’s arrest to The Hill Wednesday. She said Fox was arrested at about 10:30 a.m. and is being processed at Capitol Police headquarters.

Republicans on a panel of the House Science Committee objected to Fox filming a hearing on a natural-gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” The GOP lawmakers also objected to the presence of a film crew that said it was from ABC News. But a Republican committee spokesman said the ABC News Washington bureau is unaware of sending a crew to the hearing.

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