Exposing the anti-fracking hysteria

via Andrew Bolt

The Greens, especially the boy MP, are banging on more and more about “fracking“.

Controversial filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer announced a crowdfunding campaign today for their new documentary, FrackNation.
The feature-length film looks at the process of fracking for natural gas, demolishing much of the scaremongering surrounding the process and featuring the millions whose lives have been positively transformed by this emerging industry.  FrackNation investigates the health claims surrounding the process, and reveals the startling lack of scientific evidence to substantiate them.

Controversially, McAleer and McElhinney are fundraising for FrackNation on Kickstarter.com.

“Normally, Kickstarter projects are pro-radical environmentalism,” said McAleer.  “FrackNation will be the first documentary funded through Kickstarter to challenge the environmental establishment….”

In a unique fundraising move, McAleer and McElhinney, a husband and wife filmmaking team, have announced that everyone who helps pay for FrackNation will become an executive producer on the film. “This will be a documentary funded by the people for the people,” said McAleer.

FrackNation comes on the heels of a new anti-fracking film is due to be released by activist filmmaker Josh Fox.  Fox made Gasland, an Oscar-nominated film, which propelled fears about fracking into the public arena.  Fox is now planning a HBO-funded Gasland sequel. Fox has received $750,000 to make the new documentary.

“The Hollywood/environmental establishment has wheeled out big bucks to tell its story,” said Ann McElhinney.  “We’re just asking for $150,000.  Ours will be a grassroots film telling real stories about real people across America and the world.”

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  • i’ve got a big cache on fracking..

    scary stuff..

    [email protected]

    • Guest

      Got a cache on anything that isn’t scary stuff?

      •  hell yes..!..you should see my comics/cartoons selection…book reviews..movie/reviews/games-reviews..

        ..then there is the music/humour/health-stuff..

        ..a major imperative when i search is good writing’analysis..writing that excites..

        ..it’s not all vegan treatise..eh..?

        ..tho’ there is about 1400 stories/links in that category..

        ..(you maybe surprised at how much fran o’sullivan there is there…)

        ..i have been cherrypicking for quite some years now…

        ..(with about 30 new/fresh stories/links every day..)

        ..there are over 50,000 stories/links in the search-engine….

        ..a ‘best-of’ from all that time..

        ..you can get lost in there..eh..?..days can pass by..

        ..i don’t do sports/major-disasters…

        ..thanks for asking..

        [email protected]

    • I’m sorry, a big cache of fracking sounds like you’re gloating about your porn stash…

      • it is porn..joel..

        ..it is eco-porn…

        [email protected]

      • Yes, Phil. In fact, I find it very arousing that there are innovative new ways to extract wealth from the soil. Not quite in the category of pornography, but still exciting. 

    • Euan Rt

      So is oxygen scary at times. I suggest you give that up too.

    • Steve (North Shore)

      Does the Dept of Internal Affairs know about this cache on Fracking?
      Do the FBI know? Have you been sharing this data/images?
      No wonder you are scared Mr Phillip Dotcom

    • Thorn

      You may have a big cache of data;

      Yet you supply no useful information.

      Just a black hole that sucks in other people’s ideas and charity.

      •  well thorn..

        i am not allowed to post links here..

        ..or i would..

        ..and what are ‘the other peoples ideas’ i have ‘sucked in’..

        ..got an example..?

        [email protected]