Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The Movement Spreads
It's been a big deal in Rural Queensland for quite some time but the anti-coal seam gas movement's trademark "Lock The Gate" signs are now cropping up in Brisbane. The crux of the matter is that the government are set to make billions of dollars extracting gas from underground... a nice little earner, that's for sure... and they've even promised a huge chunk of the profits to schools. BUT the extracting method ("fracking") is potentially lethal to the land above it including prime agricultural land and areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Read more here.
By the way - cheers, Phil/Nell for this photo.