On Friday 24th January, I was one of the 150 plus people who gathered near Penola to protest about unconventional gas exploration drilling currently being done by Beach Energy. Coal Seam Gas mining is regarded by many concerned communities as being hazardous to human health. This generally conservative farming community turned up to voice their concerns about the situation, and gather support from each other. They definitely feel their future, and that of their children, in this area is at risk. They are ready to fight.
I think the following images tell the tale…..
Tomorrow the yellow Lock the Gate sign goes onto my front gate, and it’s hoped all landowners in this region will also do the same, giving the message loud and clear, that FRACKING IS NOT ACCEPTABLE HERE!
I’ll be posting updates on this matter as things develop.