Meanwhile, fracktivists enjoy the perception - which has been perpetuated by the media - that the fight against gas drilling is a "grassroots" effort, despite the fact that the vast majority of reports and studies that have attempted to demonize the industry receive funding from deep-pocketed environmental organizations that are opposed to development of fossil fuels.
That's why I found it amusing to see Dory Hippauf, a devoted critic of the oil and gas industry, attempt to discredit the new pro-fracking documentary FrackNation by bringing up the fact that it was funded through a grassroots effort and not backed by industry. It seems an interesting and ironic line of reasoning, coming from a fracktivist.
From her blog posting on shaleshockmedia.org:
I haven't seen the movie, and for all I know it could be a compelling masterpiece or a complete mess - although from what I've seen I tend to expect that it is well-made and 100% pro-fracking through and through. But just an observation after reading this is that Dory's argument ignores the fact that one of the stated points of grassroots funding for FrackNation was to show that the fracking debate isn't as simple as industry versus the average man, but that there were plenty of normal, everyday people who not only do not oppose gas drilling but actually would speak up and fight for the process because of the benefits they have experienced from shale development.
You can read the rest of the posting here, where she also criticizes the movie for spelling frack with a "k" and encourages users to flag the YouTube video advertising FrackNation for whatever reason they like best.
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