Fracking & Unconventional Gas in the UK

Unconventional gas exploration is threatening Britain and Ireland. Licenses and planning applications have already been granted by the Government with little or no community consultation. The scale of the industrialisation and impacts are never discussed.

This film charts Doreen and John’s journey from the shock of the drill rigs arrival to the sickening realisation that their lives and the lives of their family and friends will be profoundly affected. They live in Lancashire within sight of a shale gas well that is scheduled for hydraulic fracturing.


Shale Oil & Gas

At only 18 minutes in length, Fracking Hell is a great, short introduction to fracking.

The first UK specific documentary we have seen. Independent film maker puts the big tv companies to shame.

“30-minute documentary exploring the dangers of fracking in the UK. Looking in particular at the areas of Blackpool and Sussex, we speak to residents, anti-fracking campaigners and also supporters of the shale gas industry to better understand the implications of this method of gas production being used in the UK”


Coal Bed Methane

A massive and important update on the situation in Australia. This documentary shows how the two biggest CSG projects in Australia’s history were rail-roaded past the environmental impact assessment process without any consideration of how they will deplete Australia’s limited ground water reserves or any determination of the amounts of gas released.

This hard hitting film is great for public meetings and pulls no punches. It addresses some of the affects of coal seam gas mining in Southern Queensland and The Northern Rivers NSW, Australia.

As the Australian Government sets its sights on becoming one of the world’s energy superpowers Four Corners investigates the coal seam gas industry and the cost to farmers and the environment”

“With access to guerrilla activists and their undercover filming, Matthew Carney reports on the coalition of farmers, local townspeople and even a corporate titan who want to halt Australia’s gas rush.”


Underground Coal Gasification

The Queensland Government has shut down a trial underground coal gasification plant in the South Burnett region town of Kingaroy due to environmental risks.

Six Degrees and Friends of the Earth spokesperson Drew Hutton outlines our reasons for the abolition of underground coal gasification (UCG). This report was in response to the news that a UCG plant in Kingaroy had been ordered to shut down its operations after low levels of carcinogenic chemicals were detected in an aquifer.


Extreme Energy, The Economy and Growth

Oil industry claims about new technologies such as “fracking” that can tap massive amounts of previously inaccessible “unconventional” oil do not stand up. It’s time to recognize that the days of cheap and abundant oil (not to mention coal and natural gas) are over.

All of our energy extraction and production technologies and techniques are becoming more extreme. The amount of energy used to get energy is increasing and the returns are falling as the highest quality and easiest to extract resources are exhausted. At the same time the impacts are becoming more acute as more waste and pollution is created and as extraction moves closer to human populations and into ecologically sensitive areas.

These two animations challenge our fundamental thinking about energy, growth, economics and environment and expose the hubris of our current system and behaviour.


How The industry Operates

“Josh Fox does a follow-up documentary to his hit Gasland about the propaganda & misinformation that the hydraulic fracking industry puts out. He refutes the claims that fracking is clean & safe by the industry.

“Unconventional Gas companies have learned that no healthy community will allow hydraulic fracturing. So they have to make the community sick and they do so by feeding the dark side a human nature. Once the communities are divided the people with concerns are then abused by the people who want more money. The companies get the people in the communities to do their dirty work for them”

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