Campaigners against Cuadrilla’s exploration for oil at Balcombe came to Lewes for the first grassroots screening in the UK of the anti-fracking film Gasland 2.
The event, also attended by the film’s director Josh Fox and producer Deborah Wallace, packed Lewes Town Hall last night (22/10/13). On-shore oil and gas licences for areas around Lewes are due to go on sale next year.
Before the screening, Lawrence Dunn, from Balcombe, told the audience “I have been absolutely encouraged to feel that we are part of a big international movement to stop this [fracking].” But he warned that the usual methods of writing letters and talking to politicians, as the people of Balcombe had done, would not work for fracking. “It will not make any difference. They do not listen to you. No amount of objection counts for anything.”