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Matt Damon Film Cheers Pennsylvanians Who Say Fracking Pollutes

Bloomberg -- Some residents of a rural Pennsylvania region at the heart of the natural gas boom say they hope that a Matt Damon film about drilling will return scrutiny to complaints about water pollution rejected by state and federal regulators.
“Promised Land,” opened nationwide Jan. 4, including at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. It’s the closest showing to the town of Dimock, where residents have drawn national attention with a years-long battle against regulators they claim have failed to hold gas drillers accountable for environmental damage.

‘Not Reflective’
“This film is purely a work of fiction and is not reflective of the work our industry undertakes,” Steve Forde, a spokesman for the Marcellus Shale Coalition, a Pittsburgh-based industry group, said in an e-mail.


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LetemEatCake
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chvytruk...crass and ugly words. You lost, get over it!
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gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 7:46:11 AM

And it's a Hollywood movie.
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 2:34:38 AM

lets hope it works
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:16:03 PM

I don't put stock in hollywood celebs analyzing every area of our lives & trying to tell us how we ought to think. What kind of an example are they to us anyways?!
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 4:04:50 PM


Nice to have a Hollywood film that actually can help teach people about fracking.
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bell05
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 4:03:19 PM

Might could be interesting. I am against Fracking.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 2:37:30 PM

There's no way I'm interested in watching this movie.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 1:53:01 PM

Nice, the same person who is for gun control...yet makes movies glorifying guns!
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 12:00:14 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 10:31:20 AM

A touch of reality bites... the gas industry.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:36:05 AM

Some issues need attention brought to them???
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BudsterMO
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:24:54 AM

Hmm, those frackers sure have deep pockets.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:24:35 AM

Great for celebs to show their beliefs.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:15:37 AM

what the frack is the fuss all about?
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:59:51 AM

I enjoy watching actors struggle to produce a superior performance and enjoy it even more when they appear to do get so into character that the audience is drawn into the film in a real sort of way. Of course it always helps if the storyline, directing and editing are top notch as well. Academy awards occur when all of these ingredients come together in one movie.

Now about Matt Damon. I like his dedication to acting. He's smart. Matt's IQ has been advertised as 160 which is genius level. Does that mean he should use his stardom to attract attention to controversial subjects? I suppose it's alright if he is passionate enough about it. In Matt's case, he's smart enough to realize he will attract both negative as well as positive fan reaction to his latest soapbox performance. But has Matt Damon been hypnotized by his own acting success into believing his intelligence is superior enough to not be fooled by anecdotal evidence masquerading as truth? In some ways it doesn't matter to his fans. Some will feel he stepped over the line, loosing them as fans, while others will applaud him and remain fans.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:54:52 AM

Just more bogus Hollywood B.S.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:34:06 AM

Really!
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:32:31 AM

I'll admit that a --> mockumentary <-- can draw attention just like 'hope & change' can make a president...
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:30:58 AM

WTLITNG, Well said!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:30:55 AM

It's fiction, the screenwriters can say whatever they want. Environmentalists as well as pro-drilling groups should not be using it as a referene or a rally point.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:30:48 AM

And who paid for this movie? Qatar. Who is sitting on the 6th largest natural gas reserve.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:28:46 AM

This movie is more propaganda.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:28:39 AM

"Pop culture is the only way to get a message out - Oprah and the Kardashians have more influence that the facts. Sad but true"

Which is the reason the halfrican regained his occupation of the WH.

But the Gonadless Old P-----s did as much to help him.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:28:34 AM

it's a movie made up they make up what ever they want to say
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:28:12 AM

keep the film industry out of this
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:26:57 AM

psssst.....it's a movie. it isn't real life.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:26:45 AM

A continuation of 'politics in action'.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:26:44 AM

People will hopefully be better informed about the rights they are signing away after this film and Gasland, the Josh Fox documentary. Not all "frakkers" are polluters (at least I hope not), but maybe more safety features could be built into mineral leases to prevent the bad ones from polluting the ground water.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:26:01 AM

Haven't seen it
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:25:33 AM

is he getting money from middle east ???
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:24:49 AM

...kudos to Matt Damon!
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WHOOPY DO!
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:24:42 AM

Folks who benefit from fracking like it, those without a contract, don't.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:23:38 AM

There is definitely a lot of risk to the environment through fracking. Not sure what the long term effects are going to be.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:23:01 AM

Hollywood!!!
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It's in a movie, so it must be true.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:22:20 AM

we need to drill safely
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:22:05 AM

Money Talks and BS Rules....
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:21:57 AM

Like ANY of the celebrities know anything. So they produce films like this.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:20:56 AM

so what?
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:20:00 AM

Do it and do it safely.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:19:58 AM

Pop culture is the only way to get a message out - Oprah and the Kardashians have more influence that the facts. Sad but true
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:19:05 AM

Great, NIMBY though!
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At least we live in the USA, not China!
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:17:32 AM

I don't support fracking, but we don't need Hollywood making films to take advantage of the debate.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:17:31 AM

Everything pollutes to some degree or another.
But we do need to ensure the water table is not polluted by fracking. However, a fictional Hollywood film about a hot topic is a really stupid idea.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:17:17 AM

do whatever gets the gas price down!
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:16:49 AM

if it based on truth then that's a good thing.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:16:44 AM

And he knows all about it, right?
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:16:42 AM

More debates.
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