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Exposed: New Documentary About Gas Drilling Hailed as Indie and Balanced, But Here's Why It's Neither

"Haynesville" is making the indie film circuit, but its director is actually an oil and gas man in disguise.

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Also, the film does not touch on the ecological hazards inherent in the natural gas drilling process, which start with the sand mining for fracking sand process, continue with leasing of mineral rights process, proceed with toxic hydraulic fracturing for natural gas process, and eventually end with the final product of a dirty fossil fuel.

The "bridge fuel" theory, to date, has been thoroughly debunked in meticulous studies by both the Post Carbon Institute and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Both studies showed that switching from coal to natural gas will do very little, if anything, to put a damper on global warming.

To date, not a single journalist has connected any of these dots -- particularly ironic, since the next pit stop for  Haynesville is a newspaper's festival.

The Jig's Up on Haynesville

Gregory Kallenberg, on the insert for "Updated Extended Version" of Haynesville wrote, " Haynesville still proudly stands as the only independly produced, balanced film that looks at the challenges of our current energy sources and attempt sto sort out a pathway to a clean energy future...Unfortunately, the current energy discussion ahs been polarized and, we believe, been taken over by the extreme sides of the issue... Haynesville as created to speak to the 'rational middle,' those people who don't stand on the extreme ends."

Kallenberg has gotten away with touring the country, pretending as if he and his film represents this "vast rational middle" on the natural gas debate.

Until now.

Steve Horn is a researcher and writer for DeSmogBlog. He lives in Madison, WI.

 
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