We found this website that provided a different opinion to "The Promise Land" movie and are providing it to our energy forum readers: To hear Hollywood tell it, folks out in rural America who are presented with an opportunity to develop their mineral rights and produce clean-burning natural gas for the country have a tough choice on their hands: Don't do it, and you ruin your economy. Do it, and you ruin your environment.
During the recent campaign season, some candidates falsely claimed that New Mexico hydraulic fracturing harmed communities. For the record, there are no instances of contamination to New Mexico groundwater from hydraulic fracturing. Naturally, New Mexicans want to know that hydraulic fracturing is safe.
U.S. oil and natural gas production is higher today than it has been for many years, providing a big boost to the economy at a time of sluggish job and income growth.
States like New Mexico, which are actively pursuing energy production and development, have lower unemployment rates, and because of that they have healthier economies.