Who Would Have Thought in the Real Promised Land

Russ Steele

A regular reader of this blog sent me a link to this insight: Arabs funding anti-fracking film!

Who would have thought that the oil-rich Arabs would want to constrain our ability to be dependent on them for our  fossil fuels?

A new film starring Matt Damon presents American oil and natural gas producers as money-grubbing villains purportedly poisoning rural American towns. It is therefore of particular note that it is financed in part by the royal family of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. [Emphasis added]

The creators of Promised Land have gone to absurd lengths to vilify oil and gas companies, as Scribe’s Michael Sandoval noted Wednesday. Since recent events have demonstrated the relative environmental soundness of hydraulic fracturing – a technique for extracting oil and gas from shale formations – Promised Land’s script has been altered to make doom-saying environmentalists the tools of oil companies attempting to discredit legitimate “fracking” concerns.

You can read the whole story HERE.  I will not be viewing the Promised Land, I hope others will do the same. Why should we support the Arabs and their goal of keeping us on their fossil fuel tit, by encouraging US citizens to demand our own government stop “fracking” in America.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

4 Responses to Who Would Have Thought in the Real Promised Land

  1. Sean says:

    I suspect Hollywood will be a day late and a dollar short in its efforts. However the Russians through Gazprom are doing a number on the nascent European unconventional gas extraction. The Russian’s gas price is tied to the price of a BTU equivalent of crude oil which is 4-5 times higher than the price of natural gas in this country so they are doing all they can to slow down hydraulic fracturing extraction in Europe. I honestly don’t think they’ll be able to stop it completely because the Europeans will see their chemical industry die on the vine or pick up stakes and set up where gas is cheaper.

  2. Arthur M. Day. says:

    I’ve been wondering out loud if the oil sheiks were financing the Groonies. I thank you for the confirmation.

  3. gjrebane says:

    … and then there’s Soros funding a hundred way from Sunday the promotion of obamunism. To the extent that alternative sources for fossil fuels are coming online around the world, the Saudi family must be feeling really spooky. When their money runs out, their throats will be slit by their formerly loyal subjects.

  4. Arthur M. Day. says:

    That’s life in the uncivilized world.

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