Saturday, December 29, 2012

Matt Damon takes on energy industry with fracking film Promised Land



As one of Hollywood's highest-paid actors with a reputation for straight-talking, he has made little secret of his willingness to confront thorny political and social issues.
Hollywood star Matt Damon takes on energy industry with fracking film Promised Land

Now Matt Damon is facing off against one of America's most powerful institutions - the oil and gas industry - in a film that represents a new battleground for environmentalists' campaigns against fracking.
Promised Land, which goes on nationwide release in the US this week, is set to intensify debate on the controversial drilling technique to such an extent that the industry has prepared a public relations campaign of its own to mitigate the film's impact.