“You’re a g d man,” individuals of McKinley, Pa., keep telling Steve Butler (Matt Damon).

“I’m not a bad guy,” Steve insists. A midlevel executive because of the energy giant worldwide Crosspower possibilities, he’s arrive at this Western Pennsylvania town to buy leases that will allow their gas business to begin fracturing that is hydraulic fracking — regarding the farmers’ guaranteed land.

Perhaps Steve is just a g d man.

When an Iowa farm kid, who saw his own city devastated as s n as the big agribusiness moved down, he has convinced himself that the only real reward the land can create can come not from planting but from drilling — and that the “millions” in handouts he guarantees the farmers are less crucial than the hand up he’s offering to a depressed area that is agricultural. Continue reading