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26 September 2012, 3:50 PM
Premieres December 2012

Here’s the trailer for Promised Land, a feature film directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Matt Damon that depicts the effects of the fracking boom on a small town.

It is definitely worth a watch:

Damon is cast as a likeable farmboy-turned-landman, earnestly persuading struggling farmers to lease their properties to oil and gas companies for drilling. John Krasinski (The Office) is a farmer who learns firsthand the dangerous toll of the gas drilling boom. The two square off over fracking while battling for the affections of schoolteacher Rosemarie DeWitt (Mad Men). Oscar-winner Francis McDormand plays Damon’s business sidekick.

The film was shot in Western Pennsylvania. We'd love to hear from any fractivists cast as extras. Were you on set? Drop us a line in the comments.

The film, set to premiere later this year, is already getting some Oscar buzz

email me if you would like a free "Natural Gas is Fracking Dirty!" tee shirt design. You can get them printed at Vistaprint for around $6.

Well there goes North Carolina. The gas companies and developers had no trouble convincing the Republican led legislature to permit Frucking in our state. Visit the coast and the mountains before they all die out. Oh yeah, don't drink the local water, bring your own.

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