No Fracking in Barnsley
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Filmmaker Ian R Crane
We urge everyone who wants to find out more about what fracking will mean for Barnsley to watch this film.

Filmmaker Ian R Crane travelled
to Australia to make this hour
long documentary, telling the
stories of families living
amongst the Australian
gasfields. What he found
should be seen by everyone
living in areas that may play
host to fracking.

Most of South Yorkshire, including Barnsley is now covered by licences allowing fracking companies to explore for shale gas. 

​Campaigners say that it can cause life threatening pollution, devalue our homes and contribute to climate change. That the few local jobs fracking creates are short-term and that as a former coal mining area, it would be dangerous to frack around Barnsley.
Voices from the Gasfields
This is the film the UK & Australian Governments do NOT want you to see!
Documenting the accounts of families living with the hydrocarbon industry as a neighbour, this hour long documentary is shocking. It reveals the day to day pollution these people live with; pollution of water, air, light and sound - some of the the basic human requirements needed to survive.

The blind eye the authorities and the hydrocarbon industry turn to these families living conditions and the complete disregard to the environmental damage done to the bush by this is truly disgraceful.

I have not seen another film like it, telling us, warning us how really dreadful life is living amongst the gas wells. I have a huge respect for the families in Australia that held onto their land and shared their stories with us. It was especially moving when Brian Monk speaks directly to the audience near the end of the video, very powerful indeed - we would be very wise to listen and act accordingly.

This film should be distributed and shown as widely as possible so we can learn and act. Full credit to Ian R Crane and his colleagues for turning around this moving, informative, high quality film in less than four months since his return from Australia. Thank you Ian and the families from Australia for the absolutely invaluable insight this film gives.

We need to take heed of the “Voices from the Gasfields” so these honourable families have not stayed loyal to their lands in vain.

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