Oil Executive: Military-Style ‘Psy Ops’ Experience Applied to people in fracking communities.
…Matt Carmichael, the manager of external affairs for Anadarko Petroleum…said he had several recommendations for the oil industry media professionals at the event, one of which, he said, involved the military. “Download the U.S. Army-slash-Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Manual, because we are dealing with an insurgency,” Carmichael said. “There’s a lot of good lessons in there and coming from a military background, I found the insight in that extremely remarkable…”
…The comments were recorded by an environmental activist, who passed along audio files to CNBC. The activist, Sharon Wilson, is the director of the Oil & Gas Accountability Project for the nonprofit environmental group Earthworks… Wilson…said the comments reveal what the fracking industry thinks about people in the communities that are impacted by the industry…“This was crossing a line — they considered it was on the American people, sort of like they are going in and occupying our land — which is what they are doing.”