Based in Alice Springs, the Central Australian Frack Free Alliance (CAFFA) is an alliance of community members and groups who have serious concerns with the development of the shale and unconventional gas industry and the use of hydraulic fracturing in Central Australia.
Most of Central Australia is under threat from invasive unconventional gas mining with a significant area already approved for exploration and the remainder under application for exploration.
Of key concern, national icon Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, has exploration licenses pending which cover the entirety of the park, despite the significant cultural and tourism value of the park and opposition from Traditional Owners.
CAFFA is calling for a moratorium on the issuing of exploration licenses and the process of fracking until it can be proven to be safe for the environment and society, both now and for generations to come.
As well as a transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy to sustain society now and for generations to come.
The key foci of the group are educating the broader community about the risks of fracking; having a strong media presence; making submissions where relevant, and lobbying government; and undertaking local and direct actions to raise awareness.
Since forming in May 2014 the group has been active in raising awareness about the risks of fracking, presenting at various forums and community events and holding market stalls at the fortnightly Todd Mall Markets.
The group meets fortnightly on Monday evenings and holds bi-monthly weekend campaign planning sessions.
To find out more email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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