s skippy the bush kangaroo: big oil complains to oscar

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

big oil complains to oscar

about a documentary they don't like...and don't want others to see...and definately don't want an academy award going to it.
lee fuller, executive director of pro-drilling group energy in depth, contested the film's eligibility in a letter to the academy of motion picture arts and sciences, calling it an "expression of styled fiction" with "errors, inconsistencies and outright falsehoods." - hollywood reporter
just as josh fox, director of the oscar-nominated film, gasland, was heading west to the academy awards, the wall street journal reported on the gas industry's losing campaign to discredit the film. an article, called "oscar's attention Irks gas industry," by ben casselman, surveys the unsuccessful attempts to persuade the academy of arts and Sciences to pull the documentary, which depicts nationwide instances of home water contamination near gas drilling sites that have been fracked. fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a novel gas drilling process that introduced the use of large quantities of toxic chemicals. - huffpaol
actor mark ruffalo has been placed on a terror advisory list by u.s. officials after organizing screenings for a new documentary about natural gas drilling. - crooks and liars


josh fox
rt @: oil & gas are using scripting bots on twitter & social media to convince ppl to vote down gasland

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