Call for a total ban on fracking
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We urge Geelong council to take a clear stand on gas mining in our area. To date the council has not stated its position on the issue. The citizen group Frack Free Geelong has urged our mayor and councillors to do so.
Surf Coast Shire Council and Moyne Shire Council have taken lead in the fight against gas mining and put forward motions which call for a permanent state ban on fracking.
Moyne Shire Council furthermore calls on all municipalities to oppose the exploration for and extraction of coal seam gas within the state.
We believe Geelong council must respond to this call and support these motions.
» Read more here: http://frackfreegeelong.org/the-surf-coast-motion
The state moratorium against fracking, which runs until June 2015, does not protect Geelong and the Surf Coast from exploration drilling.
“We need to know that the council is taking the threat to Geelong residents seriously, and will represent us by calling on the resources minister to remove residential areas, as well as water catchment areas such as the Anglesea borefield, from the exploration license,” said Frack Free Geelong spokeswoman Elizabeth Packett.
About Frack Free Geelong
Frack Free Geelong are a newly formed community group concerned about the risk that coal, coal seam gas, tight gas and shale gas exploration will have on Geelong and the Surf Coast. The group currently consists of approximately 400 concerned citizens in the Geelong region.
» Read more on www.frackfreegeelong.org
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