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FrackNation
Year:
2013
Country:
USA, UK, Poland
Genre:
Documentary
IMDB rating:
6.0
Director:
Ann McElhinney, Phelim McAleer
Mark Ruffalo as Himself (archive footage)
Craig Sautner as Himself - Resident, Dimmock, Pennsylvania
Mike Uretsky as Himself
Bryan Swistock as Himself
Carl Shaffer as Himself
Marian Schweighofer as Herself - Dairy Farmer
Karl Canfield as Himself - Dimock, Pennsylvania, Dairy Farmer
Terry Engelder as Himself
Karen Radwanski as Herself - Resident, Dimock, Pennsylvania
Bruce Ames as Himself
Bill Graby as Himself
Josh Fox as Himself
Ernest Majer as Himself
Storyline: FrackNation follows journalist Phelim McAleer as he faces gun threats, malicious 911 calls and bogus lawsuits when questioning green extremists for the truth about fracking. Fracking is going to make America one of the world's leading energy producers and has become the target of a concerted campaign by environmentalists who want it banned. In FrackNation McAleer travels across the USA and Europe to uncover the science suppressed by environmental activists and ignored by much of the media. He talks with scientists and ordinary Americans who live in fracking areas and who tell him the truth behind the exaggerations and misrepresentations of anti-fracking activists.
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Reviews
Nice to hear the other side for once
This is an excellent film and it gets right to the truth about liberals in America, who use their money and connections to impose their will on us all. 99% of the time that will is in the form of some terrible social policy that ends up being destructive and expensive.liberals may have money to force these issues but they don't seem to want to pay when it comes down to it. once they start having to pay more taxes you hear them Cry and tell everyone who will listen that it is unfair that they should have to pay so much!

Liberalism is a mental disorder that causes a physical problem on our Nation, it causes Cancer ! if you look at what these people push on to us all ,you'll see it is destructive and expensive and non sustainable in the end! this small group of very wealthy and connected groups have hurt lots of Americans with their ignorance and stubborn mindset.

We need to continue to Frack and create new energy for us all. when that happens we will see America that is stringer and much better.

We have gone through some very tough years with this Anti American president and he gives credence to all these extremist groups like the people who made that movie that is full of lies and tried to confuse and scare people into believing in what "they" want.the truth is fracking has been around for over 60 years and it is one of the safest ways to harness the energy god has gifted to us all!!!!
2014-06-28
Extremely biased and misleading
At first I was thinking that it was nice that an independent felt so positive toward fracking. Then I began to realize the "independent" meant something different than I thought. Some examples follow.

The representative from the Texas environmental agency stated that of the 50 air samples from Best, TX none of them exceeded the short-term exposure limits set by the EPA. This seems to sound good, but short-term exposure limits might be suitable for a worker only exposed a few hours a day. They aren't suitable for a general population exposure on an ongoing basis. So, what were the results from these 50 tests when measured against general air quality standards? Another example is citing the earthquakes from the Geysers Geothermic plant in California. The plant did not "cause" the earthquakes. The earthquakes are a natural occurring phenomenon that go hand-in-hand with the geysers.

They stated that it fracking was responsible for almost no earthquakes. While this may technically be true, it is extremely misleading. It is the disposal wells used for the chemicals used for fracking that cause the earthquakes. These have steadily been increasing. Now there are several 4.0 magnitude earthquakes month in the Oklahoma area. There is no responsible person denying the linkage with fracking. To state otherwise is like the tobacco industry saying that smoking does not cause lung cancer.

My concern is that the chemicals disposed into the earth may follow fracture lines created by the earthquakes and contaminate the aquifer. This aquifer covers 174,000 square miles under parts of South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. Could we possibly make these regions uninhabitable? I know this is probably unlikely, but what if it happened? There would be no going back! The fracking industry was exempted from the Clean Water and Clean Drinking Water acts. The narrator explains that this was so the states could regulate them. This seems ludicrous to me. We all know why they might get such an exemption and it is not comforting.

They quoted a professor who was world-renowned in his expert testimony saying that chemicals that were listed as carcinogenic were listed that way because they were given in massive doses to rats. He stated that those findings did not mean they were carcinogenic to humans. How misleading is that? Perhaps we should totally ignore cancer research into carcinogenic pathogens.

I turned the movie off before the last 20 minutes finished. It fell far short of presenting the unbiased view I had hoped to find.
2015-04-02
Very enjoyable and informative - a must see!
Speaking now as a less extreme environmentalist - this director is professional and not scared to confront opponents head-on sometimes reminding me of Michael Moore. He also uncovers a great deal of misinformation.

His "investigation" spans all the way from Western Europe, thru New England, down to Texas and finally to California.

Sorry I did not see this one a long time ago......it helped me to get a clearer understanding of the real issues because it references very reliable and reputable sources and solid scientific data. I could only find one piece of misinformation in the documentary......

For those whose motto is... "My mind is made up so don't try to confuse me with facts"..... do not watch this documentary.... it will just exacerbate your state of confusion!
2014-11-28
Gasland Exposed
Usually you would think a movie about fracking in the oil and gas industry would be boring, but this movie is anything but. As Phelim McAleer sets out to clear up some inconsistencies in the movie Gasland, what he finds is one lie after another. Environmentalists threatening to sue him, one claiming she has a gun and wouldn't hesitate to use it. The truth is, and this was a great point, that if all these poor rural farmers in PA and NY go out of business and declare bankruptcy, that land becomes shopping centers and housing developments, and you lose open space which is used by so many animals. Also interesting in this movie was that Russia and other oil and gas countries promote that fracking is dangerous in the US and Europe so that they can benefit...so everyone must buy from them at high prices. Too many times what we see is the bad accusations with fracking, and none of the benefits. This is a great film and one made on a low budget, not funded by oil and gas companies, but by regular landowners. No matter what side of the fence you are on, this is a must-watch. Josh Fox to me has a lot of explaining to do and cannot continue to hide from questions about his film Gasland.
2013-02-01
A fair look at a VERY unclear topic
I watched this documentary and I was very impressed with the depths he went to to interview people that just didn't seem to matter to the makers of Gasland. I think if you were going to do a film about a subject that you would talk to all of the residents of the area you were talking about. After watching the film, I still have a lot of questions, for both sides. I think if you watch this with an OPEN mind and are open to reason and logic, you can't help but form some conclusions from it. I do find it disturbing that the producers of Gasland would NOT talk to him at all. I urge everyone to watch this and form your own opinion. He did do quite a bit of research you didn't see in Gasland.
2013-01-26
Freedom of Information
It was nice to hear the other side of the story. I'm sick of the 1% (actors and rich politicians) manipulating our information to fit their agendas. There are too many groups in our country who wish to censor opposition rather than have a calm debate over the facts. Why wouldn't you welcome investigations by multiple source to prove your point? America needs more debate and information free of censorship. This documentary was well produced. It really showed how we in America can be managed by a biased media. Actors who are either uninformed or have their own agenda push questionable information. We need to question the information put before us rather than viciously supporting it and tearing down opposition. This film does exactly what we all need to do. When presented with information first ask if it's true. Seek out other sources that support or disprove the information. To be clear, I'm not saying I believe this documentary 100%. Only that it's nice to hear another point of view.
2014-08-17
Excellent documentary!
This was an excellent documentary showing the real scientific facts about drilling. I live in Bradford county with natural gas wells all around me. I have had absolutely no issues with my water at all. This documentary showed the positive side of natural gas drilling. We live in a depressed area and natural gas has been a true blessing to many. People were losing their farms until they signed on with a gas company and received royalties. Great job interviewing the actual people that live on Pennsylvania farms. The White's that were in the documentary live near me and are thankful for their gas wells. I hope this documentary will help the people in New York state to allow drilling/fracking begin. The politicians in New York state need to watch it. Thanks for a job well done!
2013-02-01
Awful propaganda
This dreadful film is crafty in it's creation but delving deeper into the supposed "experts" used in the film you find close ties with the energy sector and the right wing "tea party". This article (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-horn/fracknation_b_3384531.html) can gives a good insight into the films background and when you watch it with this knowledge in mind you just see it for the biased bullsh*t it is. The film never once questions fracking as a bad idea and uses the most patronising animations to explain how simple fracking is as if teaching to junior infants. If this guy thinks he will convince anyone with half a brain that he was even remotely unbiased he has another thing coming. You never quite trust him at all in the film simply because he never puts into question the dangers of fracking of which of course there are due to pipes breaking a mile underground.
2013-11-18
An informative documentary with strong investigative reporting
This film has a strong premise of uncovering the truth. It especially focuses on a response to Gasland, a Josh Fox film, that has riled the media with its flaming faucet scene. FrackNation exposes the truth behind that scene and a lot of the so-called facts that are in Gasland and puts Josh Fox and biased lawmakers on the hot-seat.

Since the release of this movie the Dimmock story continues with the latest news this week that the most vocal couple in Dimmock and in the movie (the ones who constantly display dirty bottled water) have sold their house for a very good price and moved to a small farm in New York state. They retained the gas and oil lease rights at their sold home and their new farm is also under a gas and mineral lease. Go figure! We, the farmers and property owners, have been victimized long enough by twisted lies. This movie is a great way to expose those lies and tell the story of our struggles to be heard over the movie star injected nonsense. They have high-jacked the title "Environmentalists" when we are the real protectors of the land and the environment. We realize that natural gas will save the open spaces in the Marcellus Shale Basin for generations to come. Thanks you for making this film.
2013-02-01
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