When fracking came to America and Australia the people were told it was safe and would have little or no impact on their lives. Their experience has been different. These short films, made by them and others, may help you to make up your own mind about fracking.
There are other videos here.
A doctor of Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University talks about why fracking is not “tried and tested” technology, why pretty much all wells leak within a few years, and how fracked gas is dirtier than coal.
Jessica Ernst on how the gas companies split up communities.
A short film about fracking, made by Dave from York.
Michael Hill on how lousy our regulations really are from the viewpoint of an industry insider.
This independent short film starts by focusing on earthquakes in Lancashire, but then moves to consider the impacts on our water, and the very close connections between gas companies, government, and money.
This is a short clip filmed by John LaRose in Pennsylania showing the typical traffic running past his house every day since they started fracking locally.
Short interview with a well known investigative journalist from New York (who works freelance for the BBC) made by a cross-border group in Ireland. Includes discussion of the impacts on farming in the area.
A small town in New York state challenged fracking, and won!
The film made by villagers in Sussex, which helped to convince planners not to allow fracking.
Another film made by a man from East Yorkshire, a chemist and water expert.
And “The Truth Behind The Dash For Gas 2014″, lifting the lid on fracking spin, looking at the politics as well as, investigating environmental and health issues, with a focus on the Mendip Hills that provide the water for Bristol and surrounding area.
Jessica Ernst (a consultant with the gas and oil industry in the US and Canada for 30 years) talks about her direct experiences of fracking.
This animated six-minute video is a good introduction to fracking for people who know nothing about fracking.
A 1 hour 45 minute lecture about fracking - another long and highly informative illustrated talk by Dr Anthony Ingraffea on the myths and realities of fracking, as related to human health.
Video of a drilling Site in America. Good indication of the levels of noise and mess and smoke!
Fracking Threat at Horse Hill by UKOG, the same organization that owns the licenses on the Isle of Wight.
A call to Earth
And finally, a video distributed by DECC GovUK. It is as factual and unbiased as possible, but think about how intrusive this might be and recognize that, despite re-fracking every 3 or so years, their productivity continues to decline.