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@AGUGrizzlies: FrackNation (@FrackNation) Director Tells The #Fracking Truth





NOTE: This post was originally published on US4Palin. The transcript was prepared by AGU-NY State Coordinator Ron Devito and the interview was conducted by AGU-PA State Coordinator Kevin Scholla.

Magdalena Segieda, director of FrackNation is on The Palin Radio Update with Kevin Scholla! Along with Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney, Segieda has created a film that exposes green extremists and delivers the truth about fracking. A truth that has been suppressed by environmental activists. FrackNation was funded by contributions from citizens. All funds from oil and gas companies or their executives were rejected. Tune in to hear about this important project. Also, Sarah Palin offers some words of encouragement to a nation that could certainly use some. Plus, SarahNET Radio’s Steel Resolve, our weekly commentary with Sarah Steelman is featured.

How Fracking is Done

Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a procedure by which water is pumped under high pressure to a shale formation, cracking it, and releasing natural gas trapped underneath. First, vertical drilling is done in the conventional manner up to a mile beneath the earth’s surface. After the vertical hole is drilled, shafts may be drilled at an angle. Then, water with additives is pumped down the hole fracture the shale and release the gas.

FrackNation Directors Repel Attacks, Lawsuits

Segieda said co-director Phelim McAleer has asked environmentalists tough questions about fracking and they responded with attacks, lawsuits, and "privacy complaints" – even though they are public figures in the "progressive" environmentalist movement. She said motives vary. Some have a vested financial interest or base their livelihood on promoting their agenda. Others do it for personal fulfillment.

This Fracking Boom…

Segieda said people tend to "look at the consequences of fracking," but never look at the consequences of not doing it. She said not fracking would be very dangerous to jobs and the economy. "This fracking boom is reviving some of the most impoverished communities across the US." She continued, "but the bottom line is the truth," and FrackNation gets to the truth and myth-busts the lies told by anti-fracking activists.

FrackNation Produced on Citizen Contributions

FrackNation was produced from citizen contributions via all-or-nothing crowd-funding on Kickstarter. The producers did not accept contributions from oil or gas companies, or their executives. Scholla noted that an anti-fracking movie featuring Matt Damon is tanking, but Hollywood stars have huge name recognition and virtually limitless financing compared to an independent film such as FrackNation. Damon’s movie is funded by an OPEC state. Domestic fracking would cut into Abu Dubai’s export business.

Segieda comes from Poland and said she learned early on to never take anything for granted. Americans born and raised here tend to be complacent. She supports former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s positions on energy and resource development and said people from outside Alaska should not be interfering in how the state develops its resources.

FrackNation aired Tuesday, January 22, 2012 on Access TV. Re-airings may be DVR’ed.

Sarah Steelman: Business as Usual in Washington, D.C.

"Our fiscal health and our national security are at risk, and yet nothing changes. How about this instead? Imagine Obama, Reid, McConnell and Boehner standing together announcing that they were going to sit down together, roll up their sleeves and get to work by hammering out a budget for next year that begins to reduce spending and our deficit – and they won’t quit until it’s done. That would be a small step in the right direction and that is what they are supposed to be doing in the first place," Sarah Steelman said. The Senate has not passed any budget – not even an unbalanced one, let alone a balanced one – in over 1,000 days and does not seem likely to anytime soon.

Complete Audio Transcript of Interview with Magdalena Segieda

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  • John_Frank

    Thomas, thank you for this post.

  • blueniner

    Is there anywhere to see that Frack Nation movie? The channel AXS I never heard od it and my cable provider doesnt have it. Is there any links that it might be on the internet.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/ThomasSSchmitz Thomas S Schmitz

      Good question Blueniner. If we find out a way to view the film aside from the AXS channel we’ll post it. Thanks.

  • Laddie_Blah_Blah

    Wonderful story, in every way.  Thanks for posting.

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