Fracking - what’s it all about?
The film Gasland by Josh Fox is currently doing the rounds. Look out for it in your area. Here is a synopsis:
"The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown."
More information on fracking and the film can be found here: www.gaslandthemovie.com
You can watch the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZe1AeH0Qz8
Unfortunately, fracking has begun here in the UK in Lancashire and is planned for sites all over the country.
You can find out the latest news on UK fracking and sign a petition here: www.nofrackinguk.com