Matt Damon's new film, Promised Land, won't premiere for months, but the drilling industry is already gearing up for a battle, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The film, set to open in late December, looks at how hydraulic fracturing or fracking affects a community.
Damon stars as a gas company salesman trying to lease natural gas drilling rights in Pennsylvania where fracking is widely used to get natural gas from shale deposits.
Worried that the movie will portray fracking in a negative way, the industry is planning such steps as bombarding film reviewers with scientific studies, distributing leaflets to audiences and mounting a "truth squad" effort on Twitter and Facebook.
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Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.