The documentary ‘Breaking Free’ by Chris Faulkner uncovers ‘Fracking’ myths

Documentary on Fracking

“Breaking Free” reveals the pros and cons of Fracking in America with real life stories across the country.

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Most Los Angeles drivers have switch to small gas-guzzling cars fearing higher gasoline prices at the pump. And they should, LA has the highest in the country, 80 cents more than any other city. But, like the rest of the country they’re still on the fence when it comes to “Fracking” in America. It’s a technique designed to recover gas and oil from shale rock. Fracking or hydraulic fracturing, involves drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside.

The fracking boom in America has environmentalists pitted against oil/gas explorers working to make making America less dependent on foreign oil and more energy secure. Chris Faulkner, CEO and chairman of Breitling Energy (OTCBB: BECC) has produced a documentary, “Breaking Free”, which uncovers the myths about fracking. It’s now available for digital download, online rental and DVD purchase. This was part of an exclusive deal worked out with Virgil films to distribute the movie. The film was directed by Robin Bossert and co-produced by Ann Stephenson.

Breaking Free Documentary

“Breaking Free” explores both sides of the issues of
“Fracking” in a documentary by CEO Chris Faulkner, Breitling Energy, now available.

“People look at oil prices today and they think fracking has been a failure.  It’s just the opposite,” said Faulkner.  “When you fill your tank up for less than $3.00 it’s directly attributed to fracking. It has been the biggest modern-day success story of the decade,” he said.

The film features real-life stories from Texas to North Dakota. It explains how the fracking technology, only made commercially viable 10 years ago, has transformed communities and the lives of people who have benefited from it.  The movie presents the operational details and the science behind fracking in an easy-to-understand way, showing the grass-roots benefits of America becoming more energy independent.

“People look at oil prices today and they think fracking has been a failure.  It’s just the opposite,” said Faulkner.  “When you fill your tank up for less than $3.00 it’s directly attributed to fracking. It has been the biggest modern-day success story of the decade,” he said.

“There was so much misinformation from the environmentalists and those who oppose fracking, that I decided we needed to take a stand,” said Faulkner over the phone tonight from his Dallas headquarters. “Our culture relates to videos and films more than anything, so this was a natural for us to produce and get behind it,” he said.

The movie is divided into a half dozen areas: A Community focus with interviews ranging from well workers, teachers, ministers, local politicians telling their stories. It also puts in layman terms the drilling process using colorful graphics illustrated by experts describing how they do it from start to finish. You will also enjoy the history of the drilling section that dates back to more than 40 years, highlighting the 1973 oil embargo, which created long lines at the gas stations and a Shock and Awe for America to be running out of gas. Along with the fracking boom comes the environmental impact, where the film reveals how the local, state roads and services are impacted by the industry growth.

drilling shotsAdditionally, you learn how fracking is the largest method for the energy industry to reduce carbon emissions by switching from coal to gas. A big concern, especially in California is the myths about earthquakes or seismicity. The documentary counters the claims that fracking causes earthquakes and tells the real story. And the least reported, but one of the most critical section, is the untold number of jobs created in fracking during a time when many cities are filing for bankruptcy. This film brings out the economic impact on local communities, the state and America.

Another interesting part of the doc reveals the affect fracking has had on the Native American community, where the audience learns that about 20 percent of all the country’s oil and gas reserves are on tribal lands.

There are more than one million active oil and natural gas wells in the US according FrackTracker. But it is hard to know how many of those are fracking wells, because of a sporadic mix of state data in the U.S., or a lack of it in some parts of the country.

“Breaking Free” is available for purchase, download or rental from Amazon.com and iTunes.com and more information is available on the movie’s website at BreakingFreeMovie.com.

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