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.


"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.