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    Matt Damon's "Promised Land" Twists the Fracking Facts

    What happens when ideology and facts go their separate ways in Hollywood? Stick to the ideology — and that’s just what happened in Matt Damon’s newest anti-fracking film, “Promised Land,” according to documentary filmmaker Phelim McAleer: So, according to sources close to the movie, they’ve come up with a solution … More

    Let States Oversee the Energy Revolution

    Dismal jobs reports and high unemployment continue to weigh down the U.S. economy, but there are a few bright spots. Most notable among them: energy production, particularly the shale oil and shale gas revolution. The technological one-two punch of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has created a remarkable energy boom … More

    Morning Bell: The Energy Revolution and Its Discontents

    With all the gloomy economic news coming out of late, one bright spot flew under the radar last week: the United States is poised to be the proverbial center of the energy universe. A recent study by Harvard Research Fellow Leonardo Maugeri found that the United States’ incredible shale reserves represent “the … More

    Video of EPA Official's 'Crucify' Remarks, Removed by Environmental Activist, Reappears Online

    Explosive video of a top official at the Environmental Protection Agency comparing his enforcement philosophy against oil and gas companies to Roman crucifixions was removed on Thursday by the environmental activist who had uploaded it. “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by David McFatridge,” reads … More

    House Members Ask Hillary Clinton Not to Promote 'Fracking' Propaganda

    Thirty-two members of the House of Representatives have asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to remove a factually inaccurate environmentalist documentary from the list of featured films at a State Department event showcasing “contemporary American society and culture.” The documentary, Gasland, spread hysteria about the natural gas mining technique hydraulic … More

    Scribecast: FrackNation Documentary Seeks the Truth on 'Fracking'

    The anti-fracking documentary “Gasland” has served as a rallying cry for environmentalists seeking to halt hydraulic fracturing, the process used by energy companies to extract petroleum and natural gas from underground. Even the State Department is promoting the film. Critics of the widely-debunked documentary acknowledge its impact. Irish journalist and … More

    State Department Promotes Debunked 'Fracking' Propaganda

    The State Department is promoting a widely-debunked film about natural gas development as part of an effort at “smart power diplomacy.” The film, “Gasland,” is widely credited with spreading hysteria about the practice of hydraulic fracturing, a natural gas mining technique under fire from environmentalists nationwide. The film purports to … More

    North Dakota's Job Creation Formula

    When it comes to creating jobs, North Dakota has found the right formula. The state has the largest percentage increase in employment over the past year and was the fastest of all 50 to recover from the recession. The reason is simple: energy production. “North Dakota has been the poster … More

    EPA: Drinking Water in Dimock, PA Uncontaminated by Fracking

    Federal authorities have ruled that the drinking water in Dimock, Pennsylvania, which some claimed had been contaminated by nearby natural gas drilling efforts, is safe to drink. The statement lends some factual weight to a political debate wrought with emotion and more than the occasional doom-and-gloom proclamation. Dimock has become … More

    Study: Marcellus Shale an Economic Godsend for Pennsylvania

    A study released Wednesday, commissioned by the Marcellus Shale Coalition and conducted by three Penn State University energy policy experts, offers a striking view of the massive economic benefits produced by the Marcellus natural gas fields, which stretch from Western New York, through much of Pennsylvania, and into parts of … More