Prepare yourself for the impending release of a Hollywood blockbuster staring Matt Damon that takes direct aim at fracking. The movie, titled Promised Land (releasing just after Christmas), attempts to cast natural gas drillers as money-grubbing villains. Yes, of course it’s fictional and those in the industry, or those of us who cover the industry, know it’s just entertainment and nothing but lies. The problem is, the larger movie-going public doesn’t know it.
You have to ask yourself, who would stand to gain if fracking in the U.S. was shut down? In fact, who would be willing to put up the millions of dollars it takes to film and market a big-budget film like this one? If you guessed the people behind it come from an oil-rich Middle Eastern country that doesn’t want to stop selling us its high-priced oil to us, you would be right.