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Matt Damon’s Latest Film Simplifies a Complex Political Issue

pneville Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 6:37 AM
Because you don't know what you are talking about. If they dont pay the money some one else will pay it and make the profits on the lease. These are competitions and the land owner benifits from the bidding.

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...