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Film Review: ‘Dear President Obama’ Slaps America’s Establishment Over the Harm Caused by Fracking — The Secular Jurist

“Dear Mr. President” is a new and revealing documentary about the full cost of fracking – and the corporate and political determination to do it anyway.

The film takes a cross-country look at drilling, highlighting its variety of contaminations, the stories of its victims, the false promise of an economic boom, with a focus on clean energy solutions that would allow us to proceed towards a future that does not rely on yet another dirty fossil fuel extraction process.

Oceans 8 Films

I have not yet seen this film, but fellow-blogger Robert A. Vella has. Please read his eye-opening review:

By Robert A. Vella… Last night, Viceland aired the anti-fracking documentary “Dear President Obama” – written and directed by Jon Bowermaster and narrated by Mark Ruffalo. Although I’ve been closely following the use of hydraulic fracturing technology to produce oil and natural gas domestically in the U.S., the revelations presented in this extraordinary film were nevertheless quite shocking. […]

via Film Review: ‘Dear President Obama’ slaps America’s Establishment over the harm caused by Fracking — The Secular Jurist

Film Review: ‘Dear President Obama’ Slaps America’s Establishment Over the Harm Caused by Fracking — The Secular Jurist. See JoAnn’s full comments on Robert’s review at Aware & Fair.


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. Rosaliene Bacchus

    Thanks for sharing, JoAnn. I look forward to watching the documentary. Our future as a species grows bleaker every day. Our shortsightedness is overwhelming.

  2. Robert A. Vella

    Thanks, JoAnn! I really like the way you presented this film review. It’s quite sophisticated and professional. My visually-impaired blogging skills pale in comparison! Thanks, again. 🙂

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks, Robert. BTW, we look to you for objective, compassionate, brilliant political insight – not so much for the frills. 🙂

  3. Mr. Militant Negro

    You have been a great supporter of my blog and i needed to say thank you….your support is magnificent and very very much appreciated. Thank you Ms. Joann

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thank you. I feel the same towards you, Mr. Militant!

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for the reblog!

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