12 Apr '11, 10pm

Confidential oil company document we obtained instructs agents to lie to landowners about drilling dangers

is making it harder for oil and gas companies to convince people to let them drill on their land -- so the industry is pushing ahead and trying to secure as many rights as quickly as possible.Through a tipster, TreeHugger has obtained a document that appears to be an oil company's 'talking points' guide for its salesman to use in order to convince landowners that they should let said corporation drill on their land. Entitled 'Talking Points for Selling and Gas Lease Rights', the document implores its 'Field Agents' to mislead people about the risks of drilling, to omit important facts, and even, on occasion, to outright lie.

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