Watch our video of the story so far
Find out why people just like you are locking their gate and becoming involved to stop unconventional mining in our region.
The Weekly has uploaded the Bulga segment so you can watch and share.
I had a great laugh : you either laugh or you cry!
Boiling Point on Landline on 16th March 2015
PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: Northern Territory pastoralists are the most unprotected in the country when it comes to their rights in facing up to mining and exploration companies. For years, they’ve been pushing for better protection and a bolstering of legislation. But nothing has happened and tensions are reaching boiling point.
Kristy O’Brien filed this report from Central Australia. Read more and watch on http://www.abc.net.au/landline/content/2015/s4202290.htm
Need a bit of a laugh with all this worrying fracking talk going on?
We’ve seen it before (like in Gasland Part II), scientific evidence proves that drilling and fracking contaminated ground water, but then the industry swoops in with their misinformation campaigns and pressure on regulatory agencies, and suddenly there’s a new set of “facts” to debate.
Our video of the week shows that the Lispky family is still living deep in Gasland, where fracking science denial déjà vu has unfortunately become the way of life.
We reported on Steve and Shyla Lipsky’s case in Gasland Part II, and the industry responded with vicious and personal attacks against the facts and the Lipsky family.
In our Video, Brett Shipp reports that the science proves not only do the Lipsky’s have dangerous levels of methane in their water, but also that an isotopic analysis proves the gas in Lipsky’s well is an almost identical match to the gas being drilled for in the area.
The scientists interviewed say these tests prove that fracking is to blame for the contamination of the Lipsky’s water.
But the Texas Railroad Commission is refusing to look at the scientific evidence, rather claiming that it is inconclusive as to where the gas is coming from.
The industry is also desperately trying to deny the facts, claiming the Lipsky case is a fraud.
But as Julie Dermansky reports in this great piece on DeSmog Blog, the industry doesn’t have a leg to stand on.
Help us share the science that proves fracking contaminates ground water
P.S. If you haven’t seen the Lipsky’s story yet, get your copy of Gasland Part II.
And if you haven’t seen Gasland Part I yet, click here
The campaign to stop gas exploration in the state’s South East is building momentum with seven local councils backing a moratorium in a meeting at Naracoorte. Michelle Vella reports on Channel 7 news.
This video explains what fracking is in easy to understand terms and discusses the positives and minuses
Speech by Penny Wright | Environment & Biodiversity / Resources, Mining & CSG on 6th March 2014
“With unconventional mining spreading its tentacles across Australia, it has been extremely heartening to see civil society come into action, with strong and diverse alliances across sectors and the community to protect what we know we must protect and to oppose the health, social, cultural and environmental threats that coalmining and unconventional gas mining pose.”