Phelim McAleer & FrackNation Documentary Come to Upstate NY

come join us If you live anywhere in the vicinity of either Binghamton, NY or Albany, NY, the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York (JLCNY) is hosting a free screening of Phelim McAleer’s new documentary FrackNation this weekend. Phelim himself will be there!

The dates are Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 pm in Binghamton, and Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 pm in Albany. MDN editor Jim Willis will attend the Binghamton screening and would love to meet MDN readers (drop me a line to let me know you’re going: [email protected]).

Here’s the press announcement:


NY Landowners Call for End of Natural Gas Moratorium

FEBRUARY 2, 2013—BINGHAMTON – The Joint Landowners Coalition of NY (JLCNY) today announced that it will host Phelim McAleer at a screening of his documentary film, FrackNation, at the Regal Theater in Binghamton, NY on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 2pm. A second screening is planned for Monday, February 11, 2013 at 7pm at the Swyer Theater in Albany.

“This documentary unearths shocking revelations that are a must see by NY officials who were misguided by the film Gasland, along with its cottage industry of anti-energy activists,” said Dan Fitzsimmons, president of the JLCNY. “Countless NY citizens have been hurt by this four-and-a-half year delay. It’s time for the facts to be seen, for the misinformation to be corrected, and for sound decisions based on science, not hysteria to guide our state government.”

FrackNation follows journalist Phelim McAleer across America as he faces threats, malicious 911 calls and bogus lawsuits for just trying to question green extremists for the truth about fracking. McAleer uncovers fracking facts suppressed by environmental activists, and he talks with New Yorkers, who have been hurt the most by a four-and-a-half-year de-facto moratorium on natural gas development.

“FrackNation is pro-truth and pro-investigative journalism. It reveals the exaggerations and frauds that are at the heart of the anti-fracking movement and the length activists will go to reach their goal of banning fracking,” said Phelim McAleer, co-director.

Fracking is a way of extracting oil and gas from deep in the earth. It has led to a fossil fuel boom in many states across the U.S. and has become the number one target of the environmental movement. In addition to being attacked in the HBO documentary Gasland, it was also demonized by Matt Damon’s Hollywood movie Promised Land.

The New York Times, which has been skeptical of fracking, reviewed FrackNation and said it is "meticulously researched…provocative."


FrackNation was funded by 3,305 backers – many of whom are from the Southern tier of NY – through crowd-funding website Kickstarter.

While admission to the screening is free, the JLCNY encourages donations to make these screenings possible. Please visit: to register and donate through Paypal or send a check to: JLCNY P.O. Box 2839 Binghamton, NY 13902


Be sure to pre-register here (you need to do this to bring along a free ticket to get in):

MDN Note: We encourage you to support the JLCNY. It’s a great organization led by Dan Fitzsimmons, someone who has donated countless hours of his own time, and a lot of his own money, to benefit all New York landowners. Give the good people of JLCNY a hand and donate.