Matt Damon tackles "fracking" issue in the "Promised Land"

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mandrew wrote:

Let’s just get one thing straight, “fracing” is NOT a drilling technique, it is a completion activity. The well is already drilled and cased.

Dec 28, 2012 8:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
EdSmithee wrote:

“Promised Land” is funded in part by Abu Dhabi, one of the largest OPEC members and that could be a good reason why “fracking” was included in the film. Some see this as the the UAE trying to drum up opposition to more U.S. oil production, which could compete with its crude exports. Fracking or fracing, which has been used since 1947 and as far back as the 1860s, is a process which even the Obama administration sees as the means of bringing energy independence to the United States making it one of the worlds greatest energy producers. With that comes great prosperity and greater financial freedom to help all citizens on the United States. Look at the oil and natural gas rich nations and see their standard of living. The U.S. has that capability if politics allows this prosperity future for America.

Dec 28, 2012 9:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
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