The big picture

Ecostorm / Ecologist Film Unit have partnered with Link TV’s Earth Focus programme to contribute three of five films being broadcast as part of the channel’s Fracking hell: the big picture special:

  • Fracking hell? Poland’s dash for gas Fracking multinationals covet the sizable shale deposits lying deep in Poland’s underbelly. Advocates say this will bring prosperity, but opponents cite the US experience — where fracking is marred by environmental and social concerns — fearing the end of Poland’s rural communities. Watch it
  • Fracking hell? Britain’s gas rush Britain’s picturesque terrain faces uncertainty with the arrival of fracking. Views of gas wells, drilling sites, and waste lagoons hang heavy in a land typically associated with small-scale farming and “cottage” industries. Now, citizen activists are fighting to ensure their landscape isn’t altered forever. Watch it
  • Fracking hell? The untold story A look at the risks of natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale: from toxic chemicals in drinking water to unregulated interstate dumping of potentially radioactive waste, are the health consequences worth the economic gains? Watch it