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Matt Damon Confronts Fracking in New Film

John Krasinski, Frances McDormand also join 'The Promised Land'

(Newser) - Matt Damon fans, rejoice: The heartthrob has agreed to star in an anti-fracking movie called The Promised Land, the Huffington Post reports. Damon and actor John Krasinski, the film's co-writers, will star as rival executives involved in drilling for natural gas in a small town. Gus Van Sant is... More »

Gasland Director Arrested for Crashing House Hearing

Josh Fox allegedly refused to leave

(Newser) - Josh Fox, Oscar-nominated director of the documentary Gasland, was arrested by Capitol Police this morning when he refused to leave a House hearing. Fox, whose film about natural gas "fracking" has already stirred up quite a bit of drama , was attempting to film a House Science Committee hearing on... More »

Energy Group to Academy: No Oscar for Gasland!

Film includes 'outright falsehoods:' letter

(Newser) - It's not uncommon for industries to try and discredit documentaries that harm their image, but this time, an energy group is appealing directly to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Energy in Depth wants to make sure the Academy knows that Gasland should not be considered for an... More »

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