22nd Feb – Gasland, Forest Row, 22nd Feb, 7.30, Freshfield Hall
A chance to watch the Oscar-nominated Gasland – the film that lifted the lid on the evils of hydraulic fracturing. Come to learn more & discuss this alarming threat to our ecology & our community.
Controversial company Cuadrilla has planning permission to perform hydraulic fracturing at Balcombe. The borehole is ¾ mile from Ardingly Reservoir and ½ mile from the Sussex Ouse, both of which contribute to Forest Row’s drinking water.
There are worldwide concerns about contamination of groundwater caused by the toxic chemicals (many of them carcinogenic) that are used in the fracking process.
Cuadrilla has already carried out test fracking in Cowden and is seeking permission to start work in Lingfield. Another company, Magellan Petroleum, has license blocks right across the Weald, including Ashdown Forest.
Forest Row, 22nd Feb, 7.30, Freshfield Hall