Matt Damon’s Anti-Fracking Movie Financed by Oil-Rich Arab Nation

Lachlan Markay
The Foundry

A new film starring Matt Damon presents American oil and natural gas producers as money-grubbing villains purportedly poisoning rural American towns. It is therefore of particular note that it is financed in part by the royal family of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.

The creators of Promised Land have gone to absurd lengths to vilify oil and gas companies, as Scribe’s Michael Sandoval noted Wednesday. Since recent events have demonstrated the relative environmental soundness of hydraulic fracturing – a technique for extracting oil and gas from shale formations – Promised Land’s script has been altered to make doom-saying environmentalists the tools of oil companies attempting to discredit legitimate “fracking” concerns.

While left-leaning Hollywood often targets supposed environmental evildoers, Promised Land was also produced “in association with” Image Media Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, according to the preview’s list of credits. A spokesperson with DDA Public Relations, which is running PR for the film, confirmed that AD Media is a financier. The company is wholly owned by the government of the UAE.

The UAE, a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has a stake in the future of the American fossil fuel industry…

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Update:  Seems Matt Damon isn’t the only hypocrite around.  Obama Hands Big Oil 1.8 Billion Per Year 

“…The world is full of paradoxes…That those who pay lip service to the evil oil companies, who describe higher energy prices as the right thing to do. Who claim to want to help the poor actually act opposite the interest of those them claim to support and in the interest of those who they claim to oppose.

“…One thing for sure Obama is always for higher oil prices and profits, unless its getting close to November during an election year. Tell me I’m wrong.”

Instapundit:   It’s the gas prices, Stupid.

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