Alice Springs residents say no to fracking at NT Fracking Inquiry

Alice Springs residents turned out in force to the Alice Springs community consultation component of the NT Fracking Inquiry.

More than 250 local residents came to express their concerns over the prospect of developing an unconventional gas industry in the Northern Territory.

The community consultation itself was in a workshop format where people were asked what issues the fracking inquiry needed to consider, and what the biggest priorities were. However at one point it was asked who in attendance supported a ban on fracking and 95% of the people in the room raised their hands. Watch the footage here https://youtu.be/p9OCiUEudAk and read the Alice Springs News article here http://www.alicespringsnews.com.au/2017/03/07/fracking-the-nos-have-it/

This was an incredibly strong show of public support against fracking in the NT.

ALEC is now urging all community members who have concerns to make a submission to the Fracking Inquiry which can be done at any time to fracking.inquiry@nt.gov.au. If you don't have time provide online feedback at https://frackinginquiry.nt.gov.au/community-consultation-program

In the next Thorny News ALEC will be compiling a list of useful dot points that can be used in making a submission, however in the meantime here are some recent media articles:

http://www.theage.com.au/comment/phoney-energy-crisis-merely-a-ploy-to-access-offlimits-gas-20170315-guz8pb.html

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/phoney-energy-crisis-merely-a-ploy-to-access-offlimits-gas-20170315-guz8pb.html

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/14/nt-gas-pipeline-approval-fracking-moratorium-question

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-07/land-dispute-sends-nt-qld-gas-pipeline-back-to-negotiating-table/8331776

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFs9PBsMeWE&feature=youtu.be

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