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.