LETTER: Film focuses on fracking impact

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The next meeting of Transition Horsham is on Thursday November 28 at 7.45pm in the Friends Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, RH12 1SL (opposite Sainsbury’s).

It will feature a two hour film showing of Gasland II, a film by American Josh Fox about the effects of fracking in his part of the States.

Information about the film says: ‘GASLAND PART II, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today.

‘The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane.

‘In addition the film looks at how the powerful oil and gas industries are in Fox’s words ‘contaminating our democracy’.

There will be an informal discussion afterwards.

NICOLA PEEL

Worthing Road, Horsham