Aussie film makers visit Fylde frack site

Australians who led a community fight against coal seam gas visited a Fylde fracking site to support protesters.

Friday, 26th May 2017, 6:46 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:29 pm
Ian Gaillard and Simon Clough, two of the Australian who made the film The Bentley Effect which charts a community's fight against coal seam gas visited Preston New Road to support anti-shale gas campaingers

Ian Gaillard and Simon Clough were in Lancashire touring with their film The Bentley Effect which charts their community’s fight.

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It was shown at the Island Cinema in St Annes and at Ribby Hall, Wrea Green.

Ian Gaillard said: “It has been a pleasure to meet the huge number of people from all walks of life standing to up to protect their community, the land they live on and the underground water from this dangerous industry.”

Simon Clough said: “Farmers are unable to continue effective farming once gas drilling begins, regardless of industry spin. Australian farmers have lost underground water and face endless pressure from drilling companies to accept new wells.”