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Fracking lies
Posted: May 20, 2014 by John Wilson
Program: FrackNation (7 comments)
While it is true fracking has been used in Colorado for years as it has elsewhere in this country, but the important difference is that it was limited to vertical well unclogging not horizontal fracking as is now done. The oil companies are not at all interested in the gas as much as 30% of all natural gas in the new fields in N. Dakota is flared uselessly polluting our air. The oil companies don't care about the gas they want the oil which is very profitable now. So lets try to act like your not bribed by the big oil and gas companies even if you are as is so very plain for all of us long time supporters. You don't need my tax dollars or my support. Go whore your self's to big oil and gas and you'll get it in the end if you know what I mean.
Thank you!
Posted: March 26, 2014 by Name Withheld
Program: FrackNation (7 comments)
Thank you for airing this documentary. It was very eye-opening and I learned a lot. It was nice to see something other than Hollywood leftist extreme environmentalist propaganda, such as Gasland. Fracking is a complex issue. There are positives and negatives. Please don't let these close minded people dictate the narrative on what you should and shouldn't show on your station. Many of us do appreciate it but we dont' appreciate bullies who want to dictate what the truth is. Thanks again.
CPT12 Response:
Thanks for writing and letting us know how much you enjoyed FrackNation.  We appreciate your feedback.
 
Thank you for watching and supporting Colorado Public Television.
 
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Jackie
CPT-12 Staff 
Fracking
Posted: March 16, 2014 by Joe Galiardi
Program: FrackNation (7 comments)
This is a sad proof that you at pbs really are run by money given to you.it makes me sick to my stomach that you would permits this garage to be aired. The nazi regime also scared people in to backing down about there believes and feelings(killing millions). Your programming selling dirty energy all evening long makes me laugh, you may trick the mentally weak but those of us who know the truth will not be tricked by your lies !!
CPT12 Response:
 Thank you for your email.
Colorado Public Television aired Split Estate an anti fracking documentary right before we aired FrackNation on Saturday.
I am sorry you missed it.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff
False Equivalency
Posted: February 23, 2014 by Pam Pearce
Program: FrackNation (7 comments)
Okay, it's great to know what people think, but that doesn't make their opinions true. If I wanted to see people on TV express their opinions, I'd go to Fox, CNN, MSNBC. I can see pro-fracking opinions (and lies) on any network supported by big oil (PBS) or owned by a multinational (Fox, CNN, MSNBC). They make everything out to be equal: one side is the same as another. NO, no no! I want scientific evidence backing up claims. Of course, a lot of people support fracking because it's their bread and butter, and I understand that in this desperate economy. However, no matter what opinions people hold, I don't want America's children drinking water with fracking chemicals in them, and I don't want man-made earthquakes caused by fracking. I believe that, perhaps, fracking has been experienced differently in different parts of the country, which may be a factor in people who take either side. But, what's the scientific truth? And what are the sources on both sides because we know that people and even scientists can be bought off. I'm disappointed in you, KBDI, because your assertion of equivalency between the two sides is FALSE. I've grown up with the expectation that out of all the PBS stations, Channel 12 would offer me alternative views approximating the truth, but you've turned to the mediocrity of the big networks, which are no longer respected because of their obfuscations and equivocating. I hope you get the big money you're trying to get from this presentation, but you certainly won't get my "small" money or support. I might as well send a check to CNN.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and feedback.
 
I want you to know, Colorado Public Television did also air the film Split Estate (a less favorable film on the consequences of fracking).
 
Fracking is a very controversial and complicated issue in our region. CPT12 hoped to present our viewers with different sides of this issue.
 
Your feedback will help us with programming decisions in the future.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Jackie
CPT-12 Staff 
Media Inquiry
Posted: February 19, 2014 by Hope Forpeace
Program: FrackNation (7 comments)
I'd like to submit this letter regarding your upcoming showing of Fracknation directly to you, as well as posting it in your comment section. Fracknation is not an "independent" film. It is an Industry hit job created to paint harmed families and frauds. Thank you so much for your time in reviewing these comments: Josh Fox made the film Gas;land to tell the stories of families effected by nearby Horizontal, Hydro-fractured gas drilling (Fracking). It's gripping because it draws you into how families cope with contamination from nearby Fracking and what effects these families face are uniform across the nation. The film Fracknation was made to frame Gasland as a lie and the harmed families as frauds. And it has done that quite well. First the Industry made it's own film debunking Gasland - called Truthland. It was 100% Industry funded and backed and also painted Gasland, Josh Fox and victims as frauds. The Irony there was the star of the film, Shelly Depue .. has a leaking water well and likely did when she took the Truthland film on tour: http://www.marcellus-shale.us/Depue-Truthland.htm The Industry myth that the film Truthland and Fracknation are founded on .. that methane has always been in the water, thus Fox and all victims are just pulling some sort of trick, as they obviously know their wells where always contaminated .. has been thoroughly debunked by Professor Anthony Ingraffea. Please review his debunking of the "wells don't leak" and "there was always methane in our water" myths: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oPqlAAR94U When Phelim Mcaleer went to Dimock, he lied to harmed families to get an interview. He told people he was making a "ban fracking" film in Ireland.. .. and then cut only the film he could use .. in a campaign to paint victims are frauds: "In an interview with DeSmogBlog, Sautner said McAleer approached him under misleading pretenses, claiming to be an anti-fracking filmmaker hoping to help out in Ireland's fracking fight. "I was hesitant at first to do the interview, but he begged us and we said 'okay.' Everything he ended up using in the video he took out of context. He had it all set up from the beginning of what he wanted to show and he wasn't going to show the truth," Sautner told DeSmogBlog. Victoria Switzer, another Dimock victim of Cabot interviewed for "FrackNation" who spent four hours speaking with McAleer in her house (her interview did not appear in the film), also expressed similar sentiments to DeSmogBlog. He called he assured me he was doing an unbiased documentary both sides of the issues. I think it is significant because it goes to his lying, his manipulation of the truth, and misrepresentation of his agenda. I never would have let him in my home if I knew what his agenda was. Later when I saw some of his other work I was sickened that this man sat at the table my husband built in the home that is now threatened by the industry he serves." http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/05/28/fracknation-part-two-koch-industries-ties-bind This is why Mrs. Sautner appears so upset in the film, she has been lied to by the Fracknation crew and knows they will use the footage they took to paint her and her husband as liars. The film uses the scene of confrontation with Mrs Sautner as proof she is unstable, she is simply upset about being lied to .. as any of us would be. I am also researching a documentary and have spoken to victims who corroborate theat familes where lied to by Phelim. I advise Colorado PBS to review the information in Desmog's two part series before you consider misinforming the public in service to an Industry that harms people, then wages a smear campaigns against them. The Kickstarter funding is also suspect: "The film, however, is being partially funded through donations on the Kickstarter website, and the roster of "executive producers" who have donated at least $1 includes scores of energy industry associates. The filmmakers said Thursday they plan to return any donations given by "senior" workers in the industry, which they define as executives." http://www.post-gazette.com/businessnews/2012/03/04/Industry-gets-cast-in-FrackNation-the-latest-documentary-on-the-drilling-debate/stories/201203040252#ixzz2UXz8XwXz While Natural Gas and Fracking may provide a short bridge to our fossil free, sustainable future .. maybe 20 years - not the 100 years Industry is pushing for - Industry must stop their campaign to demonize families who have been harmed and paint them as frauds .. which is the only purpose of this film. It's very hard to prove that Industry's nearby frack job contaminated your water ... even if your water was clear for decades before and the contamination happened when fracking happened. Industry will fight, deny, lie, hide and litigate their way out of addressing contamination - of air, water or soil. America will not tolerate Industry treating people in this manner. While Phelim is in Europe, telling Europe that the US EPA has not found one case of water contamination from fracking in the 60 years we have been drilling here .... families ARE suffering contamination AND demonization. Is this what PBS wants to promote? Thank you for your time, Josh Fox made the film Gas;land to tell the stories of families effected by nearby Horizontal, Hydro-fractured gas drilling (Fracking). It's gripping because it draws you into how families cope with contamination from nearby Fracking and what effects these families face are uniform across the nation. The film Fracknation was made to frame Gasland as a lie and the harmed families as frauds. And it has done that quite well. First the Industry made it's own film debunking Gasland - called Truthland. It was 100% Industry funded and backed and also painted Gasland, Josh Fox and victims as frauds. The Irony there was the star of the film, Shelly Depue .. has a leaking water well and likely did when she took the Truthland film on tour: http://www.marcellus-shale.us/Depue-Truthland.htm The Industry myth that the film Truthland and Fracknation are founded on .. that methane has always been in the water, thus Fox and all victims are just pulling some sort of trick, as they obviously know their wells where always contaminated .. has been thoroughly debunked by Professor Anthony Ingraffea. Please review his debunking of the "wells don't leak" and "there was always methane in our water" myths: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oPqlAAR94U When Phelim Mcaleer went to Dimock, he lied to harmed families to get an interview. He told people he was making a "ban fracking" film in Ireland.. .. and then cut only the film he could use .. in a campaign to paint victims are frauds: "In an interview with DeSmogBlog, Sautner said McAleer approached him under misleading pretenses, claiming to be an anti-fracking filmmaker hoping to help out in Ireland's fracking fight. "I was hesitant at first to do the interview, but he begged us and we said 'okay.' Everything he ended up using in the video he took out of context. He had it all set up from the beginning of what he wanted to show and he wasn't going to show the truth," Sautner told DeSmogBlog. Victoria Switzer, another Dimock victim of Cabot interviewed for "FrackNation" who spent four hours speaking with McAleer in her house (her interview did not appear in the film), also expressed similar sentiments to DeSmogBlog. He called he assured me he was doing an unbiased documentary both sides of the issues. I think it is significant because it goes to his lying, his manipulation of the truth, and misrepresentation of his agenda. I never would have let him in my home if I knew what his agenda was. Later when I saw some of his other work I was sickened that this man sat at the table my husband built in the home that is now threatened by the industry he serves." http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/05/28/fracknation-part-two-koch-industries-ties-bind This is why Mrs. Sautner appears so upset in the film, she has been lied to by the Fracknation crew and knows they will use the footage they took to paint her and her husband as liars. The film uses the scene of confrontation with Mrs Sautner as proof she is unstable, she is simply upset about being lied to .. as any of us would be. I am also researching a documentary and have spoken to victims who corroborate theat familes where lied to by Phelim. I advise Colorado PBS to review the information in Desmog's two part series before you consider misinforming the public in service to an Industry that harms people, then wages a smear campaigns against them. The Kickstarter funding is also suspect: "The film, however, is being partially funded through donations on the Kickstarter website, and the roster of "executive producers" who have donated at least $1 includes scores of energy industry associates. The filmmakers said Thursday they plan to return any donations given by "senior" workers in the industry, which they define as executives." http://www.post-gazette.com/businessnews/2012/03/04/Industry-gets-cast-in-FrackNation-the-latest-documentary-on-the-drilling-debate/stories/201203040252#ixzz2UXz8XwXz While Natural Gas and Fracking may provide a short bridge to our fossil free, sustainable future .. maybe 20 years - not the 100 years Industry is pushing for - Industry must stop their campaign to demonize families who have been harmed and paint them as frauds .. which is the only purpose of this film. It's very hard to prove that Industry's nearby frack job contaminated your water ... even if your water was clear for decades before and the contamination happened when fracking happened. Industry will fight, deny, lie, hide and litigate their way out of addressing contamination - of air, water or soil. America will not tolerate Industry treating people in this manner. While Phelim is in Europe, telling Europe that th
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your comments.  We appreciate your feedback.
Thank you for watching Colorado Public Television.
All the Best,
Jackie
CPT-12 Staff
NOT a Frack Nation - this is why
Posted: February 19, 2014 by Hope Forpeace
Program: FrackNation (7 comments)
Josh Fox made the film Gasland to tell the stories of families effected by nearby horizontal, Hydro-fractured gas drilling (Fracking). It's a gripping film because it draws you into how families cope with contamination from nearby Fracking and what effects these families face that are uniform across the nation. The film Fracknation was made to frame Gasland as a lie and the harmed families as frauds. And it has done that quite well. Before Fracknation, the Industry made it's own film debunking Gasland - called Truthland. It was 100% Industry funded and backed and also painted Gasland, Josh Fox and victims as frauds. Truthland had a fairly successful tour. The irony is the star of the film, Shelly Depue .. has a leaking water well and likely did when she took the Truthland film on tour: http://www.marcellus-shale.us/Depue-Truthland.htm The Industry myth that the film Truthland and Fracknation are founded on .. that methane has always been in the water, thus Fox and all victims are just pulling some sort of trick, as they obviously know their wells where always contaminated .. has been thoroughly debunked by Professor Anthony Ingraffea. Please review his debunking of the "wells don't leak" and "there was always methane in our water" myths: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oPqlAAR94U When Phelim Mcaleer went to Dimock, he lied to harmed families to get interviews. He told people he was making a "ban fracking" film in Ireland.. .. and then cut only the film he could use .. using only footage that painted victims are frauds: "In an interview with DeSmogBlog, Sautner said McAleer approached him under misleading pretenses, claiming to be an anti-fracking filmmaker hoping to help out in Ireland's fracking fight. "I was hesitant at first to do the interview, but he begged us and we said 'okay.' Everything he ended up using in the video he took out of context. He had it all set up from the beginning of what he wanted to show and he wasn't going to show the truth," Sautner told DeSmogBlog. Victoria Switzer, another Dimock victim of Cabot interviewed for "FrackNation" who spent four hours speaking with McAleer in her house (her interview did not appear in the film), also expressed similar sentiments to DeSmogBlog. He called he assured me he was doing an unbiased documentary both sides of the issues. I think it is significant because it goes to his lying, his manipulation of the truth, and misrepresentation of his agenda. I never would have let him in my home if I knew what his agenda was. Later when I saw some of his other work I was sickened that this man sat at the table my husband built in the home that is now threatened by the industry he serves." http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/05/28/fracknation-part-two-koch-industries-ties-bind This is why Mrs. Sautner appears so upset in Fracknation, she has been lied to by the Fracknation crew and knows they will use the footage they took to paint her and her husband as liars. The film uses the scene of confrontation with Mrs Sautner as proof she is unstable, she is simply upset about being lied to .. as any of us would be. I am also researching a documentary and have spoken to victims who corroborate that families where lied to by Phelim. I advise Colorado PBS to review the information in Desmog's two part series before you consider misinforming the public in service to an Industry that harms people, then wages smear campaigns against them. The Kickstarter funding is also suspect: "The film, however, is being partially funded through donations on the Kickstarter website, and the roster of "executive producers" who have donated at least $1 includes scores of energy industry associates. The filmmakers said Thursday they plan to return any donations given by "senior" workers in the industry, which they define as executives." http://www.post-gazette.com/businessnews/2012/03/04/Industry-gets-cast-in-FrackNation-the-latest-documentary-on-the-drilling-debate/stories/201203040252#ixzz2UXz8XwXz While Natural Gas and Fracking, with strong regulation, may provide a short bridge to our fossil free, sustainable future .. maybe 20 years - not the 100 years Industry is pushing for - Industry must stop their campaign to demonize families who have been harmed and paint them as frauds .. which is the only purpose of this film. It's very hard to prove that Industry's nearby frack job contaminated your water ... even if your water was clear for decades before and the contamination happened when fracking happened. Industry will fight, deny, lie, hide and litigate their way out of addressing contamination - of air, water or soil. America will not tolerate Industry treating people in this manner. While Phelim is in Europe, telling Europe that the US EPA has not found one case of water contamination from fracking in the 60 years we have been drilling here .... families ARE suffering contamination AND demonization. Is this what PBS wants to promote? Thank you for your time, Hope Forpeace, Producer AK Productions
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your comments.  We appreciate your feedback.
 
Thank you for watching Colorado Public Television.
 
All the Best,
 
 
Jackie
CPT-12 Staff 
Fracking
Posted: February 19, 2014 by Tyler Felker
Program: FrackNation (7 comments)
If you don't support fracking turn your heat off during the winter, also park your car and walk everywhere. Call it what you want, but it is a necessary part of this world. Without people like myself you wouldn't have these "luxuries" anymore. Hippocrates "I hate fracking but love my car.... " It makes no sense.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and take on fracking.
As the quote from the film  Harold and Maude goes “Consistency is not really a human trait.”
This is an issue that will be front and center this election year.
All the Best,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
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