December 28th will see the launching of a new movie staring Matt Damon. The Promised Land will tackle the subject of a small American town with a potential fortune in natural gas lying below its economically struggling surface.
Steve Butler (Matt Damon) sets out to sell the town on the riches that await them. All that stuff they have heard about the dangers of ‘fracking’ is exaggerated to fit the environmentalist agenda.
Enter John Kranski in the shape of said environmentalist.
This is not history, there is a serious, real-life debate going on about natural gas, energy dependence and the possible health and environmental dangers of the method of harvesting the gas, hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’). Let’s hope this movie will raise awareness and add to the debate in a equally real and serious way.