A very busy week for REAF highlighted by co-hosting the Co-Op's screening of Gasland at the Blackpool Hilton. The event was well attended by over 130 guests including local and county councillors, Friends of the Earth, The Green Party and of course The Co-Op. Following a short introduction by the hosts, the film by US director Josh Fox gave the audience a lot to discuss in the world cafe style debates which followed, with the hottest table being attended by Cuadrilla executives who fended off quick fire questions and points of concern from those in opposition.
The evenings events where filmed by the Co-Op and footage is to be used in
their wider national campaign which focuses on how the fracking industry may
affect people and the environment, with REAF being just one example of how
locals create opposition groups and manage their own campaign.
REAF information boards and leaflets provided a wealth of material for those attending the event and our representatives took the opportunity to network with other groups, collaborate on future events and unite in our common goals.