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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Jeff Eshelman
Fracking already has transformed the nation's energy landscape, but it's also begun to worm its way into American pop culture.
The heated war over fracking is returning to the silver screen.
"When you have a movie like 'Promised Land,' you don't have to have a balanced opinion from the industry," IPAA spokesman Jeff Eshelman said. "You can show whatever you want to show and no one will be able to debunk it right away. We have the science on our side. Now we have to make sure we have some better ways of delivering our messages."
"There's certainly an uptick in Hollywood's involvement in energy issues. Part of the reason is, [critics'] arguments don't stand up scientifically," Mr. Eshelman said. "They can't win this argument based on facts and science, so they have to turn to a community that is going to listen to them. They find that with the Hollywood crowd and the entertainment community."