New film in defense of fracking

McAleer sees “Frack Nation” as a rebuttal to Fox’s “Gasland.”

Politico reports:

Fracking may not seem like the sexiest topic (the term refers to a method used to extract oil and natural gas), but one husband-and-wife filmmaker team is hoping to give it some big-screen appeal through a new documentary.

Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, the Irish pair behind the 2008 documentary “Not Evil Just Wrong,” which challenged Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” is in the beginning stages of a new film, titled “Frack Nation.” They also produced “Mine Your Own Business,” which examined the “dark side of environmentalism,” according to its website.

McAleer told POLITICO that he was motivated by what he saw as the one-sided approach taken by the media, “outsiders” and “urban elites” on the controversial process of injecting chemicals into rocks in hopes of extracting oil and gas…

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