Links to speakers on Fracking

Speakers from Lancs and Yorks at  United against Fracking Rally

over 2 hours of livestreaming crowd and speakers at Castlefield, Manchester


Message from Queensland – short clip from Voices from the Gasfields

– Film and discussion with Mark Lichty (filmmaker)

Live stream pre film talk

Clips from the event



The speaker will be Mark Lichty from Pennsylvania who is the producer of the film ‘Groundswell Rising’ The film will be then be shown exposing the damage caused by widespread fracking in Pennsylvania, USA. There will be a Q & A session after the film.

GROUNDSWELL RISING gives voice to ordinary folks engaged in a David and Goliath struggle against Big Oil and Gas. The producers meet parents, scientists, doctors, farmers and individuals across the political spectrum decrying the energy extraction process known as fracking that puts profits over people. This provocative documentary tracks a grassroots movement exposing dangers to clean air, water, and civil rights.

GROUNDSWELL RISING shows how fracking has contaminated drinking water and jeopardized health and quality of life. Homeowners near wells suffer from respiratory ailments and property devaluation. Reina Ripple, of Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, chronicles mounting ailments related to fracking. A former industry employee shows skin lesions and edema obtained while working with fracking waste.

Mark Ruffalo, Actor and Activist, recommends the viewing of this film: “It should be watched by everyone on the side of industry and those considering leasing their land to the gas companies.”

Mike Hill, an Engineer, is also planning to be present at the meeting to explain how the fracking industry is not properly regulated to protect the environment and public health, as the Government claims.

David Penney
Media Officer, KELFF (Keep East Lancashire Frack Free)

24th October 2016

Highfield, 21 Keighley Road, Colne Lancashire BB8 0LP

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