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FrackNation is a feature documentary that will tell the truth about fracking for natural gas in US and globally.
FrackNation is a feature documentary that will tell the truth about fracking for natural gas in US and globally.
3,305 backers pledged $212,265 to help bring this project to life.

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Anti-Fracking Activists Admit Lies


I wanted to let you know about important Breaking News that has stripped away one of the big myths/lies about fracking.

Lawyers for two families suing an oil and gas company in Dimock, Pennsylvania have admitted that there is "no scientific proof" that the water has been contaminated with fracking fluid.

You can read the full story, which is based on actual court testimony, on our Facebook page. It is important because it's an admission by a lawyer who is suing the oil and gas company.

This is hugely significant because Dimock has been characterized as “Ground Zero” for fracking contamination of water. It has featured in the documentaries Gasland 1 & 2 and has been the subject of national and international news reports. Countless celebrities have also pushed the lie that Dimock's water was contaminated with fracking fluid.  

The question now is whether these activists and celebrities will apologize for their damaging and misleading claims. 

FrackNation first exposed the lies of Dimock residents Craig & Julie Sautner, who claimed they had all sorts of chemicals in their water including "three types of uranium, two of them weapons grade."

Read the full story on our Facebook page and be sure to share it with your friends and family. It's important that these myths/lies are exposed at every opportunity.

I will post follow up stories as more news breaks. The first follow-up summarizes the facts presented in the first day of the case:

5 Reasons Dimock Plaintiff Scott Ely Is Probably Lying about His Water Being Contaminated by Fracking

Thank you for reading, 

Phelim McAleer - Director, FrackNation (available on DVD here)

New Short Film by Phelim McAleer: GasHoax


Dear Backers,

Your donation made FrackNation possible so I wanted to let you know about my latest exposure of Josh Fox's lies and scaremongering.

GASHOAX looks at all the other health hoaxes perpetrated by Fox including the outrageous breast cancer hoax - that has been disproven and dismissed by every expert in the field.

But Josh Fox has never apologized for scaring families by claiming without any evidence that fracking causes breast cancer. Instead he has just doubled down in his new film.

GASHOAX is the answer to his lies and calls on journalists to finally start asking Fox some difficult but important questions. Please view the video here and share the link with anyone interested.

Thank you for all your support,


FERGUSON Play World Premiere a Huge Success


 Dear friends,

Well, the reviews are in after last night's World Premiere of FERGUSON, a play I wrote based entirely on Grand Jury testimony.

Dennis Prager spent almost the first hour of his nationally syndicated show talking about the play. He interviewed me and two of the actors. You can listen to the interviews here:

The Los Angeles Times covered the premiere extensively but not very flatteringly here:

The Los Angeles alternative newspaper, LA Weekly, thought FERGUSON was "divisive but riveting" and an "incendiary evening of theatre": found that FERGUSON turned a dry legal case into a "human drama":

Theatre Spoken Here blog said that as theatre "it was a great show" but didn't set rumors to rest:

The world is watching, and many of the so-called "critics" want us to fail. FERGUSON is running for three more nights, and we want to recreate last night's sold-out audience for every show.

Please send the info to anyone in Southern California you think might be interested. Tickets are still available for tonight, Tuesday, and Wednesday all at 8 p.m.

Many thanks for all your support,



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Dear friends,

I'm thrilled to announce that Washington, DC is getting a sneak peak of FERGUSON - The Play this week with a reading of excerpts on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. This is the first time anyone will hear any part of the play, and I couldn't be more excited for the event.

If you have friends or family in the DC area, please invite them to attend by having them RSVP to Seats are filling up, so pass along this invite as soon as possible.

FERGUSON is due to have its world premiere in Los Angeles at the end of the month, but this DC reading will be a unique event. Real DC lawyers are going to be asking the questions posed by the lawyers during the Grand Jury process while professional actors play the witnesses.

The reading will last 30 minutes, and I'll do a Q&A afterward. It's at the Atlas Performing Arts Center - Lab II at 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002.

Thanks for your help in bringing the truth about Ferguson to the world.

If we can raise enough money, we want to bring full performances to every major city in the country.



The backlash has started.

Dear friends, 

So the backlash has started.

The mainstream media distorted the truth about fracking, and now they don't want the truth about Ferguson to get out. 

I made FrackNation with your help to fight media misinformation, and now the same "critics" who pushed the GasLand lies want to shut down FERGUSON - The Play before it even opens. 

But I wrote FERGUSON precisely to cut away at myths, half-truths, and outright lies about the shooting death of Michael Brown last year. The truth must be told. 

Leading "critic" Kevin O'Keeffe, of the Art.Mic blog, said there is "nothing to be gained" by staging the play. This is despite the fact that FERGUSON is Verbatim Theatre, a genre that uses only actual court transcripts to tell a dramatic story. There will be no additions or subtractions--just the truth. But that isn't acceptable for these ideological gatekeepers posing as "critics." 

O'Keeffe described the play as a "danger" and said that the project "feels like a powder keg ready to reignite racial tensions." He added that it is an "incredibly frustrating provocation of the past." 

These attacks come before he even knows what's in the play! 

FERGUSON doesn't premiere until the end of the month, and I'm certain the attacks will intensify before then. So please help me fight back. 

I couldn't have made FrackNation without you. And with your help we will bring the truth about Ferguson to the stage in LA and to many stages across the US. 

Visit to learn more about this historic project. Buy a ticket if you're in the LA area or donate to get a poster, signed script, or several other perks. 

Don't let the media silence the truth...again.