Fracking film to be screened on Friday

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A FILM about fracking will be screened in Portsmouth on Friday as part of a tour of the south east.

The film, called Drill Baby Drill, looks at the effects of fracking – a technique used to extract shale gas from the ground.

Keith Taylor, the Green Party’s member of the European Parliament for the region, is hosting the film series.

He has recently returned from a fact finding tour of Pennsylvania where he visited a number of shale gas operations.

He said: ‘This film illustrates some major concerns around fracking.

‘But the film also tells an inspirational story of communities that have, and will continue to, fight against fracking and prevail.

‘People in Portsmouth will have heard about fracking but this film gives a unique insight into the lives of people affected by fracking.’

The screening of the film comes after the British Geological Survey revealed evidence earlier this year of larger shale gas deposits in the UK than had previously been thought.

The film will be shown in the Menuhin Theatre in the Central Library from 7pm.