Groan: L.A. Times film critic accepts as given that fracking is evil

Dec. 28, 2012

By Chris Reedpland

The question I posed in my Wednesday piece about fracking and California has already been answered. I wondered whether the fact that it has been “massively” used for decades but only began facing enviro complaints when it became efficient would ever be acknowledged by the state’s media.

L.A. Times film critic Kenneth Turan certainly can’t be bothered. In his Friday review of “Promised Land,” the new anti-fracking movie by shrill lefty Matt Damon, Turan accepts as a given that fracking is horrible:

“[The original wind-power plot] was shifted to what has become the hot-button ecological issue of the moment, the tumultuous practice of using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to extract underground natural gas. …  A town meeting is called to discuss Global’s offer to buy up everything, and … Frank Yates, a flinty science teacher played by Hal Holbrook, voices his objections to what fracking does to both land and water …. .”

The good news is that Turan gave a negative review to the movie. The bad news, the ridiculous news, is that he accepted without second thought its premise that fracking is evil.

The truth should set fracking free. It’s been used 1 million times to drill wells in the United States. To try to get this established as a basic talking point in this debate, I will repeat myself: It’s been around for decades. The NRDCs and Sierra Clubs of the world didn’t used to care. Now they care — because it’s much more efficient and only because it’s much more efficient.

Now here’s a pathetic/hilarious/amazing twist: Who’s financing this film? Abu Dhabi, the oil-rich emirate with a stake in blocking fracking.

Yo, Matt Damon: Who’s got the moral high ground here?

You?

Really?

Not!

Sheesh.

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  1. Tom Tanton
    Tom Tanton 28 December, 2012, 07:46

    and apparently Damon doesn’t know a whole lot about drilling in California
    from Energy in Depth
    “Matt Damon: We’re not going to drill in Beverly Hills http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/damon-revived-promised-land-call-article-1.1228236?pgno=1 … FACT: We’ve drilled in BH for decades. It funds local schools!”

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  2. Donkey
    Donkey 28 December, 2012, 08:58

    Just more eco-freak garbage. In the minds of the RAGWUS feeder or the Eco-Freak, if something is efficient and makes money then it must be stopped.

    The wife and I went out to Soup Plantation last night and ran into one of the Eco-trendy Veagans standing in front of the soup line, holding up nine other meat-eaters because she couldn’t tell the difference between the turkey soup and the Brockly-Cheese. I showed her the way and while doing so, Quickly through my mind rushes that thought that this woman would let all in line die of starvation to bring to a successful conclution her daunting task of picking the correct soup, her lips must never touch the body parts of another living being I was thinking to myself, of course then my thoughts were one of uncontrollable laughter, to which the others in line laughed and smiled. It was as if they were having the same story rolling through their minds. 🙂

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  3. Whatever
    Whatever 28 December, 2012, 13:20

    EID, Energy in Depth, is a PR front for the natural gas industry. Unconventional, slick water horizontal hydraulic fracturing has been around only since the 90’s. When the industry will tell ALL the chemicals they use, even the proprietary ones, stop well casing leaks, drills and spills, waste pits and injection wells, compressor station and pipeline leaks and blow ups then you can say it is great to fund schools. There is no reason to drill in residential areas, schools and hospitals when there is a glut of gas. Exposing children to potential pipeline explosions and more. Especially when it is planned to be exported and not used here in the US. My commuity is still waiting for the ng cars and infrastructure that was promised to our local business chamber. Instead they are building infrastructure to the coasts.
    Regarding Abu Dhabi, do you know how many foreign interests are buying land and gas leases here in the US. Changing hands so often one can’t even keep up. Do some research. . . a real eye opener!

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  4. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 29 December, 2012, 16:16

    I don’t know much about fracking, but when I read an account of an industry worker being boiled alive when he stepped on a shallow place at his work-site, and the employer getting away with a modest fine, my blood boiled.

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    edryan221 13 January, 2020, 19:36

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    I’M ED RYAN, AND FOR THREE YEARS I WAS VICTIMIZED BY THIS CREW OF ANTI-HOMELESS HATERS. F THEY ARE THE ORGANIZATION THAT GANGSTALKED OR COMMUNITY STALKED ME FOR THREE YEARS IN LA AS I WAS DOING POLITICAL ADVOCACY FOR LA CHARTER REFORM TO INCREASE SIZE OF CITY COUNCIL TO 40 BHY DISTRICT, SO LA VOTERS COULD ENJOY THE SAME CORRUPTION KILLING AND COMMUNITY IMPROVING BENEFITS THAT BOTH CHICAGO AND NYC HAVE HAD FOR OVER A DECADE. THIS IS PROGRESSIVE REFORM THE LAPD AND PRESENT CITY COUNCIL DOES NOT WANT, AND THAT MADE ME A TARGET . I WAS WRONGLY INCARCERATED 3 TIMES AS LAPD CHARGED WITH VANDALISM CRIMES FOR DAMAGE DONE ACTING IN SELF DEFENSE FROM THEIR AGGRESSION. WHILE BEING STALKED AND HARASSED, I WITNESSED THESE PEOPLE USE SOME VERY MILITARISTIC AND INVASIVE TECHNIQUES,. JUST DESCRIBING WHAT I SAW AND LEARNED CAN MAKE A PERSON SWOUND UNSTABLE AND THAT IS PART OF THEIR”GASLIGHTING METHODS TO SECRETE THEMSELVES IN PLAIN VIEW. THEY USED A LOT OF MILITARY GIZMOS OR SECRET TECHNIQUES TO DO THEIR SURVEILLANCE WOK. ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS I SAW THEM USE THUMP GUNS (KEPT IN TRUNKS OF CARS) WHEN I WAS HIDING AND THEY WANTED TO LOCATE ME SO THE GANGSTALKING COULD CONTINUE. The point of gang stalking is to never stop and induce suicide or self defensive behavior that allows LAPD to arrest and compose a false police report narrative that does not include information about the harassment that caused the behavior. If I was hiding , the general area would become covered with a mist they called “wash” . It was release from canisters with tear gas thump guns WASH. This happened over twenty times, in LA neighborhoods in middle of night. I researched mist and it is a cancer causing agent. it is a cold freon based substance that allows infra-red monitors to detect your body heat signature. THE SUBSTANCE ALLOWED THEM TO SEE WHERE I WAS HIDING BY USING AS SOMETIMES A PLANE SEEM TO BE BEING USED IN TANDEM OR SOME GROUND BASED MONITORING SYSTEM. Also they had ability to observe PEOPLE IN STORES AND RESTAURANT BY somehow ACCESSING THE SECURITY cameras. Security cameras in stores are computer based and they could monitor as images were sent to their phones. I ONCE OVERHEARD they used device to make a restaurant security camera ZOOM IN ON PAPERWORK OF A MAN AT OTHER TABLE AND SHIS SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. They were also a mafia like crew and the corrupt LAPD and Them do identity theft gaining personal information this way. Last the could increase the illumination of street lights making a dark street more illuminated so they could find you hiding. They seemed to do this with small hand held device. THEY COULD LOCATE AND GET YOU BACK MOVING SO THEY COULD GANG STALK YOU UNTIL YOU SNAPPED. EXAMPLE ARE MY THREE VANDALISM CHARGES FOR DENTING CARS THAT WERE TO AGGRESSIVE. LAPD SWOOPED IN ARRESTED ME AND MADE IT LOOK LIKE RANDOM ACT OF CRAZED HOMELESS. I WAS HELD IN JAILED AND FORCED TO TAKE INJECTIONS OF HADAL A VERY STRONG ANTI PSYCH. MED. I WAS OFFERED EARLY RELEASE TO PROGRAM, but to get that deal I had to agree to take a HUGE MONTH LONG HADAL SHOT. I HAD NO PRIOR HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS. This is IS AN OLD POLICE STATE WAY TO DISCREDIT SOMEONE VIA MENTAL ILLNESS LABEL. IN REAL LIFE, I AM TRAINED AS A LAWYER. I NOW WRITE AND DO POLITICAL ADVOCACY. BECAUSE InfraGard WAS INVOLVED WITH THE WEST VALLEY LAPD CRIMEBUSTER VIGILANTE CREW, THERE IS NO INVESTIGATION BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
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    The Director of the Fusion Center in each state, is the criminal Boss for these operations. You might think of these people as a “mafia boss.”

    In my opinion, the people on this chart have led the Gangstalking Program for greater Los Angeles, for many years. The federal government calls it a Fusion Center.

    The people working at the JRIC assume, that if someone’s name appears on the Watchlist, the stalking and harassment is justified, even if it is illegal. It never occurs to these idiots to ask – “Should this person even be on the Watchlist?” or “Why is this person on the Watchlist?”

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