You may have already spent your lunch money on a donation toward the KONY 2012 effort, but there’s a new fundraising campaign that may actually have more impact than the leaky Invisible Children movement.
Ann and Phelim Media LLC is currently raising funds to expose the truth about “fracking” through their documentary entitled FrackNation.
While the word “fracking” may pierce the heart of any crazed environmentalist, many Americans are unfamiliar with the details of this process. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a process that has been used by the oil and gas industry for decades. Engineers pump water and chemicals into shale rock to create cracks, and then harvest oil and natural gas that would otherwise remain trapped underground.
The entire process is carefully overseen and monitored with state-of-the-art technology, and it has opened up thousands of jobs. We have seen the success of fracking in North Dakota and other states where the unemployment rate has shrunken to 3 percent. Wages are so high in North Dakota that McDonald’s is actually offering $15 an hour to keep up.
Not only does fracking provide jobs, it reduces energy costs so people can afford their utilities. For those living off small wages or miniature pensions, this could mean the difference of living in a small house or in a cramped trailer.
Critics complain about the chemicals used in the fracking process, including hydrochloric acid, diesel fuel and benzene; yet there is no proof behind accusations of water resource contamination.
And now critics have flocked behind the latest environmentalist propaganda to hit HBO.
Josh Fox’s “Gasland” (2010), which relies heavily on anecdotal evidence, argues that fracking is poisoning our water supplies and making our water flammable. The trailer for this film sensationally features a man igniting the water flowing from his faucet.
Yet as filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer point out in their trailer for FrackNation, water has been flammable in places for centuries. This is simply the result of natural gas bubbling up through water sources, thus making it ignitable. It has occurred in states such as West Virginia, Kentucky and New York. There is actually a place in New York called Burning Springs known for its flammable water — hence the name “Burning Springs.” Discovered in 1669, the springs were burning away well before fracking became popular.
Whether or not the burning bush that spoke to Moses was also a result of ancient fracking still remains questionable (sources say that Al Gore is flying his corporate jet into Egypt to conduct further research.)
As for the claim of water contamination, McElhinney and McAleer found this was a downright lie.
None of their interviewees reported any contaminants in their water supply. McAleer actually questioned Fox on camera about his claims regarding contamination in “Gasland,” and the footage was immediately forced off YouTube and Vimeo by Fox’s lawyers.
Can you say “suspicious?” What are they trying to hide?
Environmentalists also blame fracking for seismic disturbances. This may be true, but so does the process of obtaining geothermic power — a so-called “sustainable” source of energy.
Liberals constantly point to loopholes in federal laws that would otherwise restrict fracking, but federal bureaucrats would have already found a way to stop it if it posed any real health issues. After all, they’ve had decades to look into it.
The ugly truth: they have no proof. Rather, they have proven that it’s safe.
Lies have unfortunately infiltrated the environmentalist narrative yet again and have attracted the ears of celebrities such as Mark Ruffalo. Why? Because scaring people about flammable gas is fun and profitable to them.
Stories about fracking are wrong and threatening their future. Cheap energy and an abundance of jobs are at stake here. Will we miss out on this opportunity because of environmentalist propaganda and its celebrity following?