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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Gasland - Screening at RBFT Centre

Dumfries Friends of the Earth is sponsoring a screening of Gasland, an award-winning documentary film about the dangers of 'fracking' for shale bed gas, at the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre in Dumfries on Thursday 3rd October(7.30pm).

The film is based on the experience of fracking in communities in parts of the USA, and a post-screening discussion on fracking and the problems of meeting UK energy needs will be led by Friends of the Earth Scotland. A licence for exploratory drilling has been awarded for part of east Dumfriesshire.

Special Jury Prize: Sundance Film Festival
Friends of the Earth Scotland will lead a post-screening discussion.

“An absorbing, level-headed documentary exposing the way in which nothing is allowed to stand in the path of corporate greed.” – Daily Express

Thursday 3rd October at 7.30pm
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Mill Road, Dumfries
Tickets: £6.30 (£4.70 concessions)
Box office: 01387 264808

*Hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ is used to access unconventional sources of gas (eg shale gas and coal bed methane) and involves drilling deep into the earth, pumping in a high pressure mix of water, proppants (eg sand) and chemicals (including carcinogens) to create fractures in the rock and release the gas.
A licence for exploration has been granted for part of east Dumfriesshire.

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