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Here's What Energy Company 'Land Men' Tell Homeowners in Rural Eastern Ohio

The drama portrayed in "Promised Land" is playing out all over the United States right now.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SyvK1A1Io8

"Promised Land" is rekindling discussion around fracking in the United States. In it, corporate salesmen arrive in a rural town hoping to close a deal to lease land there, but they find resistance from activists. It's a natural story to tell, because there's a lot of gray area for folks trying to decide what's best for their own community.


That drama is playing out all over the U.S. right now.

Reuters put together a short, informative doc on the "land men" who would like to get landowners to lease their land to energy companies. Check it out above. The trailer for "Promised Land" is below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHQt1NAkhIo

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