| ||Fracking fans have a new target: Matt Damon. 'Promised Land,' the new Gus Van Sant film about the controversial technique that acquires natural gas through drilling and pressurized fluid, stars and was written by Damon and costar John Krasinski, opens nationally Friday. McAleer's criticism of the film and Damon's politics seems to center primarily around the suggestion that fracking can contaminate local water supplies to the point of making them flammable, a point made most prominently in the 2010 documentary, 'Gasland.'
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