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Matt Damon’s Latest Film Simplifies a Complex Political Issue

mcarlson96 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 1:16 PM
With the Fracking going on under a mile of rock (In the Bakken) there is little damage done by fracking. The Land is so saline you usually cannot drink the water locally, but need it piped in form the Yellowstone or Little Missouri river. Drilling causes disruption while the drilling is going on, but the long term problems are indeed few if any. I guess it does not play well that the problems are current(boom town problems), but not long term.

Matt Damon’s latest film “Promised Land” arrived in theaters nationwide yesterday with a focus on the controversial issue of fracking. Written by Matt Damon (who won an Oscar for co-writing “Good Will Hunting”) and John Krasinski (“The Office),” the story focuses on a small community that is asked to debate the merits of the process when a large corporation arrives in town wanting to buy much of the local land.

In an article from the Wall Street Journal, reporter Daniel Gilbert described -- much more succinctly than the film does -- what the process of fracking entails. He noted that...