Matt Damon’s Anti-Fracking Movie Financed by Oil-Rich Arab Nation (+video)

By Lachlan Markay. 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 runs PR for Participant Media, the company that developed the film fund backing Promised Land, 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. Hydraulic fracturing has increased the United States’ domestic supply of crude oil and natural gas in areas such as the Bakken shale formation and has the potential to increase domestic production much more in the foreseeable future. That means more oil on the market, and hence lower prices for a globally traded commodity.

Fracking is boosting the country’s natural gas supply as well. While the market for American natural gas is primarily domestic, the Energy Department recently approved Cheniere Energy’s plan to export about 2.2 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas per day from Louisiana. The Department is considering LNG export applications from seven other companies. Read more from this story HERE.

Here’s the trailer of Damon’s movie:

  • Damon…when did he decide he was intelligent enough to speak on anything…All this “boy” is is a wind up dummy taught how to pretend..And I heard he was queer for small boys and sometimes sheep!! Good grief!

    • don

      Maybe damon ought to go get fracked.

      • Barry_Suxx

        What else could we have expected coming from Follywood, but another fracked-up Leftist-Liberal.

  • stevervative

    In the Lib community, if you lived within 10 miles of Harvard, then you must have an advanced degree in Socialism & Politics!

  • wowoh2wow

    wow, we thought that damon had given up the liberal politics, how wrong we were! this is arab garbage and should be boycotted by every american!
    this movie is a waste of our time to watch as the arabs want to keep us ibdebeted forever to them!!!!!

  • 1_Eddie_1

    Matt Damon lies for a living. After all, what do you think acting really is? Who cares what he thinks? I don’t.