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Petitioning State Government of Tasmania

ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing in Tasmania.


Please sign this petition if you want to pledge your support to local communities and call on the State Government to ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing in Tasmania.




Explanation:


A 3,868 square kilometre exploration license has recently been granted to a company called Petratherm to look for both conventional and unconventional oil and gas in Tasmania.

This license covers some of Tasmania’s oldest and most productive farmland and property owners have so far not been directly consulted about the company’s agenda. Tasmanian law currently provides no protection for landowners who oppose mining on their land.

Tasmanian communities are banding together to demand a moratorium be placed on fracking to avoid the practice contributing to:

- invading local properties without consent
- climate change
- potentially polluting water supplies
- undermining agricultural investment and the Tasmanian clean, green brand
- shrinking the local economy through loss of jobs

This lease amounts to short term profit for one company at the long term expense of Tasmania.




Please sign this petition if you want to pledge your support to local communities and call on the State Government to ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing in Tasmania.




Explanation:


A 3,868 square kilometre exploration license has recently been granted to a company called Petratherm to look for both conventional and unconventional oil and gas in Tasmania.

This license covers some of Tasmania’s oldest and most productive farmland and property owners have so far not been directly consulted about the company’s agenda. Tasmanian law currently provides no protection for landowners who oppose mining on their land.

Tasmanian communities are banding together to demand a moratorium be placed on fracking to avoid the practice contributing to:

- invading local properties without consent
- climate change
- potentially polluting water supplies
- undermining agricultural investment and the Tasmanian clean, green brand
- shrinking the local economy through loss of jobs

This lease amounts to short term profit for one company at the long term expense of Tasmania.




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ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing in Tasmania.