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A few weeks ago, the Oscar race looked wide open. The stately, historical "Lincoln" seemed like the safe and likely choice, with the provocative "Zero Dark Thirty" and the quirky and inspiring "Silver Linings Playbook" very much in the mix for the Academy Award for best picture.
"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?
Wishful thinking guides today's federal energy policymakers. The Obama administration is now exploring ways to exert control over hydraulic fracturing technology that has increased U.S. petroleum production -- despite federal leasing and drilling delays and moratoriums -- even though the states have successfully regulated the practice for decades.
The intense debate over fracking continues to play out on movie screens and television sets nationwide — and this time the industry's defenders are fighting back.