Fracking (hydraulic fracturing) is a method of freeing up trapped oil and gas from unconventional deposits. It requires pumping tens of millions of litres of water laced with chemicals under extreme pressure deep into the ground to fracture the shale and source rock in order to release natural gas. Side affects can include poisoned water bores, dead rivers and environmental degradation...
We encourage everybody to participate in self education. Learn what the industry is, who the companies are, their roles in other areas of Australia. Find out what impacts are being seen around the world because of activities associated with unconventional gas extraction. Discover why many, many scientists, engineers, doctors and environmental protection agencies are speaking up against this industry, and then share what you discover with your friends and family. There are petitions in place across the NT asking for a moratorium into fracking activities, in order to give time for legislations to be strengthened, studies to be done, and exclusion zones placed over towns and communities to protect the people of the Territory. Object to your local paper, Council, MP, to the NTG....and sign up to Don't Frack The Territory.
TAKE ACTION IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Find out if local groups are active in your area and how to join them. Details of submissions deadlines, meetings, film showings and other events. Let us know about your local group!
Your Toolkit to Fight Back
Busting the Fracking myths! Downloadable info, leaflets, stickers and signs for your front gate. Videos to forward to your neighbours so they understand the threat...