Isle film show will examine fracking process

Fracking rigs like this one are a common site in America
Fracking rigs like this one are a common site in America

Anyone concerned about fracking activity across the Isle can find out more about the process and what it could mean for the area at a free filming.

The film, that examines the potential impact of fracking, is to be shown in Crowle on March 23.

Exploratory fracking licenses around Crowle, Amcotts, Belton, Luddington, Althorpe, West Butterwick and Broughton have been granted, and there is widespread concern that this will lead to full scale hydraulic fracturing to extract shale gas on an industrial level.

Concerns vary from environmental worries over increased fossil fuel use, to doubts over the safety of the process and the impact of increased traffic, noise and pollution in rural areas.

The film “The Truth Behind The Dash For Gas” will be shown at Crowle Community Hall at 7.30pm on Monday, March 23, with a short discussion to follow the screening.