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Can UAE-Backed Film Shut Down U.S. Fracking Boom?
IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 21, 2012

Posted on 12/21/2012 4:25:40 PM PST by raptor22

Energy: As the U.S. changes the balance of power by exporting some of its abundant natural gas resources, a Hollywood propaganda film debuts claiming the technology making it possible will poison America's small towns.

'Promised Land," a film that does nothing to alter Hollywood's stereotype of businessmen, particularly energy industry executives, as greedy plunderers of the planet, opens this week in selected theatres.

The anti-fracking film is based on a not-true story about well contamination in a small Pennsylvania town with a healthy dose of junk science.

As documentary filmmaker Phelim McAleer, who is working on his own documentary, "FrackNation", has pointed out, the inspiration for the film was a spate of news reports about alleged ground water contamination from fracking wells in Dimock, Pa. "Promised Land" is set in rural Pennsylvania.

At one point, Hollywood celebrities even brought water to 11 families who claimed fracking had destroyed their water and their lives.

The only problem, notes McAleer, is the claims were debunked by both the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency, both of which found no evidence of contamination. But why spoil a good story with the facts?

The film about the alleged dangers of hydraulic fracturing, the scientific name for the process that uses fluids injected under pressure to shatter porous shale rock to release trapped oil and natural gas, comes amid a natural gas boom that has caused natural gas supplies to surge, promising both true energy independence and the prospect of the U.S. as a major energy exporter.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: bakken; energy; fracking; fracknation; ibd; ibdenergy; ibdfracking; marcellus; mattdamon; naturalgas; oil; pennsylvania; phelimmcaleer; prmosedland; promisedland; shale; shaleoil

1 posted on 12/21/2012 4:25:56 PM PST by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Given that the average IQ of American voters today is about 70 it seems distinctly possible.


2 posted on 12/21/2012 4:34:44 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: raptor22

Thanks for posting this. I figured the movie was based on junk science, but didn’t know about the Arab oil money backing it.


3 posted on 12/21/2012 4:35:40 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: raptor22
I'd be interested in knowing if there has been an actually truthful movie, derived from a real event, that has been released in, say, the last 120 years.

You know, one that doesn't require a legal disclaimer that sidesteps law suits?

4 posted on 12/21/2012 4:43:58 PM PST by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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To: raptor22
I'd be interested in knowing if there has been an actually truthful movie, derived from a real event, that has been released in, say, the last 120 years.

You know, one that doesn't require a legal disclaimer that sidesteps law suits?

5 posted on 12/21/2012 4:45:05 PM PST by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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6 posted on 12/21/2012 4:50:06 PM PST by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: colorado tanker
Perhaps the video documentary Truthland may be of interest as it was made in direct response against the anti fracking film "gasland" which covers the same nonsensical arguments against fracking.
7 posted on 12/21/2012 4:58:26 PM PST by wtd
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To: raptor22

Did the Saudi’s pay for Obama’s college education?


8 posted on 12/21/2012 5:04:24 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: raptor22

With most americans operating at a five year old logic level.. its possible..
You do know... most democrats are women.. or most women are democrats..

Not all BUT most are intellectually abused by the public screwls..
and any not effected are brain washed by the culture..
Don’t look good..

Many think that being a patriot is by being a traitor..
performing sedition and virtual espionage.. ON PURPOSE...


Evidence: The current occupant of the White Hut.. duly elected by voter fraud and mob rule by mobsters(unions).. that is himself a pathological liar.. and probably worse..


9 posted on 12/21/2012 5:13:35 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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10 posted on 12/21/2012 5:15:00 PM PST by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22
I'm sure "fracking " has it's problems with retrieval but so is drilling oil.

I wish our farm had natural gas....well other than cow and pig farts;-)

Face it. Oil is natural. It's can be found anywhere in the world.

So is Natural gas.

If the EPA and the environmentalist had been around when petroleum was first drilled on an indusrial scale, they would be spreading horror stories of the dangers of petroleum home lamp oil and whales would be extinct.(whale oil was used to light homes in the 1800's and were nearly driven to extinction by the fleets of whaling ships)

And we would be freezing in the winter and dodging horse sh@t from the millions of horse drawn carriages in the streets....in the heat of summer.

Talk about environmental hazard.(gag!!)
11 posted on 12/21/2012 5:21:02 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: raptor22

When I first saw the ads in the theater: I bet the Arabs are behind this to keep prices high and liberals are brain dead and emotionally driven enough to believe it. I even said this is blatant propaganda the first time I saw the movie ad out loud.


12 posted on 12/21/2012 5:21:06 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: hosepipe; raptor22
You do know... most democrats are women.. or most women are democrats..

My mom is one of them. However she didn't vote for obama... either time. She's wants Hillary in the WH....(sighs)
13 posted on 12/21/2012 5:25:54 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: wesagain

Did the Saudi’s pay for Obama’s college education?


No... that would be the american taxpayer.. that payed for everything to support him, his mother, grand parents, all his teachers, police that watched over him, and firefighters that watched over his landlords property..

The stupid taxpayer is being milked like farm animals to support his lifestyle and always has.. American “Cows” paid for his education.. “Cash Cows”....

And they are being punished for this heinous crime currently..
AND WILL BE punished much more severely in the next four years..
UNLESS..... the democrat party decides to Martyr him..
To Martin Luther-ize him.. with the obligatory year long funeral.. maybe longer..


14 posted on 12/21/2012 5:26:28 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: jonascord
I'd be interested in knowing if there has been an actually truthful movie, derived from a real event, that has been released in, say, the last 120 years.


15 posted on 12/21/2012 5:28:03 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Nateman
When I first saw the ads in the theater

That's your first problem....

16 posted on 12/21/2012 5:29:29 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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17 posted on 12/21/2012 5:34:54 PM PST by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

bttt


18 posted on 12/21/2012 5:39:41 PM PST by txhurl (Zero on America: Drive it like you stole it)
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To: hosepipe
Who Paid Obama's Tuition?
19 posted on 12/21/2012 5:39:41 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: nascarnation

So, that’s a grand total of 1? Out of how many hundreds of thousands? Statistically, that really stinks...


20 posted on 12/21/2012 5:40:38 PM PST by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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To: colorado tanker
I figured the movie was based on junk science,

If it's Hollywood and about science, it is by definition, junk science.

but didn’t know about the Arab oil money backing it.

If it's Hollywood and money from somewhere involved, you can bet your life they will dutifully say whatever the money wants them to say.

Those Malibu beach houses ain't cheep. Someone has to pay for them. ;~((

21 posted on 12/21/2012 5:41:11 PM PST by Ditto
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To: hosepipe
Evidence: The current occupant of the White Hut.. duly elected by voter fraud and mob rule by mobsters(unions).. that is himself a pathological liar.. and probably worse...

I'll take "probably worse" for a thousand, Alex.

22 posted on 12/21/2012 9:08:53 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Ditto
Those Malibu beach houses ain't cheep. Someone has to pay for them.

Look on the bright side. Science and natural history agree that sometime in the next 500-1000 years, Southern California will be visited by a tsunami on the order of 1100' high traveling at 600 mph.

That would carry up to about the sundeck on Sylvester Stallone's house in the Beverly Hills.

My recommended point of observation would be about halfway up Mt. San Gorgonio. Good view, if it's a clear day, of Compton and La-La Land going away. More upside: The Valley probably wouldn't see as much water, and Jay Leno could probably do his show that night with dry feet. Which you'll be able to watch in your equally-dry, comfy room in the Burbank Holiday Inn.

23 posted on 12/21/2012 9:15:53 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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Thanks raptor22.
The anti-fracking film is based on a not-true story about well contamination in a small Pennsylvania town with a healthy dose of junk science. As documentary filmmaker Phelim McAleer... has pointed out, the inspiration for the film was a spate of news reports about alleged ground water contamination from fracking wells in Dimock, Pa... the claims were debunked by both the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency, both of which found no evidence of contamination. But why spoil a good story with the facts?

24 posted on 12/21/2012 9:33:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: raptor22

I suggest we boycott the fracking movie.


25 posted on 12/22/2012 1:54:16 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: RedMonqey

You forgot one of the biggest hazards of that time, our consumption of wood. Heating, cooking and building all involved wood, when the wood ran out you moved to where there was more wood. Look at pictures in the late 1800 and early 1900’s of those that lived in the midwest and how barren the landscapes were. My grandparent came out of Kansas during that period and wood was used like money.


26 posted on 12/22/2012 3:42:40 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road
Look at pictures in the late 1800 and early 1900’s of those that lived in the midwest and how barren the landscapes were.

True..What shocked me was seeing pictures of that period in my home state of Tennessee.

Tennessee, if you haven't driven through is known for it's rolling hills covered with trees.

Well, it wasn't back then.

Timber was cut for building northeast cities, railroads and iron smelting.

Most of the states's parks are "second growth" forests from abandoned logging company lands that were considered worthless because it was so badly eroded..

There's probaly less than 5% virgin forests and that may be overstating it.

I was floored when I learned this!!!
27 posted on 12/22/2012 8:29:36 AM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: nascarnation

True. I don’t watch movies very often but if it is going to offend the left I do. (Atlas shrugs, hating Brietbart,The Passion etc.)


28 posted on 12/22/2012 5:44:34 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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