New documentary targets critics of fracking

    “FrackNation” is a new documentary that attacks opponents of fracking for oil and gas, but it also raises a bigger question: Is it possible to criticize environmentalists without being a tool for big industry?

    Phelim McAleer says anti-fracking activists have based their crusade on faulty claims. His main target is Josh Fox, the director of “Gasland,” an award-winning, anti-drilling documentary.

     

    McAleer narrates the film like a genial Michael Moore with an Irish accent, as Fox dodges questions and even uses his lawyers to try to have trailers for “FrackNation” removed from YouTube and Vimeo.

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    Fox says in a statement that McAleer harassed him and has a long history of baiting environmentalists, denying climate change, and spreading misinformation.

    FrackNation airs tonight on cable channel AXS.

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