A FREE screening of GASWORK, a documentary about fracking, plus discussion and refreshments will be taking place at the Woodmead Halls on Saturday, 5th December 2015 at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start.

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Magic Oxygen Publishing and the Turn Lyme Green community group are delighted to invite you to a FREE screening of a powerful documentary called GASWORK, by Josh Fox.

Tracey West of Magic Oxygen Publishing writes:

In case you’re not familiar with the film, it’s a punchy little documentary that explores many facets of the practice of fracking. It was created by Josh Fox and follows Charlotte Bevins as she fi­ghts for CJ’s Law, a bill to protect workers named after her brother CJ Bevins, who died on an unsafe drilling site.

Josh investigates worker safety and chemical risk, interviewing many workers who have been asked to clean drill sites, transport radioactive and carcinogenic chemicals, steam clean the inside of condensate tanks which contain harmful volatile organic compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and other chemicals and have been told to do so with no safety equipment.

It explores a very dark side of this volatile industry and when I watched it, I felt a wave of helplessness flood through me, which was swiftly followed by a rush of optimism. Education and people power holds the key to great change and I have faith that GASWORK could be part of the solution.

I’m no superwoman, I’m a mum, I run a small business here in Lyme and I consider myself to be a regular everyday gal who likes to lean towards the green. I do my level best to keep a finger on the pulse of what’s happening on the environmental scene, but like many of you, I’m busy getting on with the things that do such a great job of occupying our time; work, family and life!

I sincerely hope you’ll be able to add the free screening of GASWORK to your calendar and that you’ll join us in Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. I hope to kick off a bit of a discussion after the film – we’ll be serving organic refreshments for a donation.

Finally, huge thanks to the team at Turn Lyme Green for sponsoring and helping to promote the event – I hope to see you there and please, feel free to bring friends!

Tracey West
Magic Oxygen Publishing