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'Frack Nation' Digs Up the Not-So-Scary Truth

heylittlefox Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 6:34 AM
While the quote by McElhinney was misleading, at least it is possible. And in WV, at least the owners had, and still have, the free choice to sell their mineral rights. They were not stolen by the government (yet). Up until very recently, people were clueless about the potential value of mineral rights and sold them for various reasons. Now a lot of them, and their heirs, are experiencing seller's remorse. Some of these people are the most outspoken against fracking. No worries, eventually the government will tax all of our property and mineral rights to death anyway.

When it comes to 21st-century environmental and energy debates, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Especially when what little knowledge you may have is incorrect. And most especially when could be a lie.

That’s the conclusion of documentary filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, who are on a quest to shed some light - and truth - on the subject of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. They are producing a feature-length film called “Frack Nation” that looks at the process of fracking in an effort to combat the “scaremongering” surrounding this safe and useful method of energy production.

If all you...