Frack You, Environmentalists

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No one is listening to you anymore and I’m sure it pisses you off. Not even Matt “Obama isn’t far enough left” Damon can make your shameless attempts to demonize mankind sell these days. Promised Land, your latest box office anti-fracking propaganda is a flop. With multiple sources predicting it to make less than 5 million dollars.

As Big Hollywood reports:

Early critical reviews indicate another preachy political mess. As shown in the past, audiences have no patients for these type of films. With these reasons in mind, “Promised Land” will flop considerably. Strike up another box office disappointment for actor Matt Damon.

The previews for this movie caused me to say “Oh bullshit” numerous times when I saw them in theaters before other movies. The only good thing about this movie finally coming out and bombing is that A.) I won’t have to see the preview everywhere and B.) maybe this will get Hollywood to wise up. If even Matt Damon can’t sell this for you, it’s time to get a new shtick.

The fact is that fracking is not as dangerous as you make it out to be. Not that Hollywood or Environmentalists have ever let tiny details like facts get in their way. The New York Times (yes, the paper that I often criticize for being a walking mouth piece for liberal ideologies. Even they get it right one time in a million.) released yesterday an article covering a study that had been commissioned and completed a year ago by the state of New York that showed that fracking was not a danger to the environment.

Why is this only coming out now? We may never know exactly why, but the expert who leaked it, seemed to believe that it was being hidden from people.

The state’s Health Department found in an analysis it prepared early last year that the much-debated drilling technology known as hydrofracking could be conducted safely in New York, according to a copy obtained by The New York Times from an expert who did not believe it should be kept secret.


Popular Mechanics has debunked some of the most common arguments against (and for) fracking, at no point did they come to the conclusion that any of the arguments against fracking held any actual environmental danger.

Ann McElhinney is behind the creation of the documentary Frack Nation is attempting to dispel the miasma of environmentalist propaganda about Fracking.

If all you have is a little knowledge about fracking, you may believe this method of extracting natural gas from the ground causes environmental and health risks, and therefore should be banned. In fact, you would be unlikely to come to any other conclusion since 2010 when the movie “Gasland” was released, in which producer Josh Fox portrayed fracking as an evil and dangerous practice.

But like much of the environmentalist propaganda that passes for hard science, it turns out Fox’s conclusions about the dangers and impact of fracking are misleading. McElhinney says “Gasland” was misrepresentative, and plans to investigate the health claims surrounding the process to reveal the startling lack of scientific evidence to substantiate them.


I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a trained geologist, but the research of pro-fracking organizations seems to trump that of the anti-fracking crowd. They certainly haven’t convinced me that I’m going to be blown up or poisoned if my town starts fracking and, frankly, when you look at who is funding movies like Promised Land you have to start wondering who has the most vested interest in keeping America dependent on foreign oil.

While left-leaning Hollywood often targets supposed environmental evildoers, Promised Land was also produced “in association with” Image Media Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, according to the preview’s list of credits. A spokesperson with DDA Public Relations, which runs PR for Participant Media, the company that developed the film fund backing Promised Land, confirmed that AD Media is a financier. The company is wholly owned by the government of the UAE.

The UAE, a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has a stake in the future of the American fossil fuel industry. Hydraulic fracturing has increased the United States’ domestic supply of crude oil and natural gas in areas such as the Bakken shale formation and has the potential to increase domestic production much more in the foreseeable future. That means more oil on the market, and hence lower prices for a globally traded commodity.


Oh yeah, the United Arab Emirates is helping fund anti-fracking propaganda. That certainly gives me pause in believing anything the movie or Matt Damon might have to say on the matter. When your financial backing comes from people who have a vested financial interest in keeping the price for their product high, they will do just about anything to keep alternative methods from being used.

Next time why don’t you just ask them to wire to money to do you directly, having their name on your movie is only going to embarrass you.

Frankly, we’re all pretty much done with you. So please Frak off.


  1. contaminated aquifers is a straw man argument for the antifracking crowd. the only environmental concern associated with fracking is the disposal of the fracking fluid. so long as the fluid is disposed of correctly, fracking poses very little environmental harm..

  2. but i wouldn’t put much faith in the movie fracknation either. too often people stumble onto the right side of an issue d/t politics it’s frustrating. it’s similar to global warming.

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