Dear President Obama

Synopsis: This film is a direct appeal to the President, and to all elected officials, to carefully consider the growing evidence proving that hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas is hardly the path to energy independence that many promote. We take a cross-country look at fracking, highlighting its variety of contaminations, the stories of its victims, the false promise of an economic boom, with a focus on energy solutions that would allow us to proceed towards an energy future that does not rely on yet another dirty fossil fuel extraction process. Interviews with scientists, economists, geologists and whistle-blowers will provide the core information we hope will convince the current President and those that will follow to join the "anti-fracking" majority that is growing across the United States.
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Jon Bowermaster
Actors: Mark Ruffalo
  2 wins.
100 min

[birds chirping]

[crickets chirping]

[metal clanging]

[engines revving]


Thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you so much.

And nowhere

is the promise of innovation

greater than in American

made energy.

American oil production

is the highest that it's been

in eight years.

We have a supply of natural gas

that can last America

nearly 100 years.

This country needs an all out,

all of the above strategy

that develops every available

source of American energy.


[instrumental music]

I am very...firm.. my conviction

that the country

that leads the way

in clean energy

solar, wind, bio-diesel

geothermal, uh..

...that country is gonna

win the race

in the 21st century

global economy.

Ending our dependence

on fossil fuels

represents perhaps

the most difficult challenge

we have ever faced.

I believe that if we're serious

about meeting

our energy challenge

we need to operate

on all cylinders.

We, it turns out

are the Saudi Arabia

of natural gas.

We've got a lot of it.

[music continues]

The time has come

once and for all

for this nation to fully embrace

a clean energy future.

For the sake of our security

our economy and our planet

we must have the courage

and commitment to change.

[music continues]

My administration

will consider potential areas

for development

in the mid and south Atlantic

and the Gulf of Mexico.

I'm directing

the Department of Interior

to conduct annual lease sales

in Alaska's

National Petroleum Reserve.

We have a record number

of oil rigs operating right now.

More working oil and gas rigs

than the rest

of the world combined.

So do not tell me

that we're not drilling.

We're drilling

all over this country.


[music continues]

Climate change is a fact

and when our

children's children

look us in eye and ask

if we did all we could

to leave them a safer

more stable world

with new sources of energy

I want us to be able to say,

"Yes, we did."


God bless you, and God bless

the United States of America.



It's a tough job being the

President of the United States.

In many respects

it's an impossible job

trying to keep so many

different factions happy.

While at the same time

guarding the security

and future of the country

and of the world.

[instrumental music]

Few things have been

more volatile

during this

President's tenure

than trying to blend

our energy needs

and climate future.

The notion that America

could become energy independent

was certainly not

on anyone's horizon in 2008.

As a result,

the President has wrestled

with his energy vision.

We've got to have a sustained

all of the above strategy

that develops every available

source of American energy.

When President Obama

took office

he could not have predicted

the breadth of change he'd see

on the energy front.

He proposed more

deep water drilling

and then the BP oil rig

exploded in the Gulf of Mexico.

He suggested nuclear might be

a part of the future.

And then the plant in Fukushima

flooded, leaked,

and was closed.

He approved drilling

in the Arctic North

but it proved too risky.

Early in his terms

he championed

the potential of clean coal.

But he ultimately has worked

to shut down

the entire coal industry.

During these same years,

alternative energy options

like solar and wind

have grown dramatically.

Solar panels abound on rooftops

and in large arrays.

Wind mills mixed with corn

fields and desert landscapes.

More jobs are being created

in the renewable industries

than in any other

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