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.


Ann said...

I like the "Frack Off" and Get Fracked" signs. when will we learn to stop destroying the land that sustains us. There is so much potential for renewables in this country.

Dan Nancarrow said...

Hi Cara,

Love the blog. I'm a reporter for the Brisbane Times and would love to interview you about the blog and how you come up with the ideas for your photos.

I'd love to hear from you.

my email is dnancarrow@fairfaxmedia.com.au

and my phone number 3835 7510.


Dan Nancarrow

Inner Artist said...

Love this photo. It really captures the feeling of Brisbane beautifully - the sign, the house, the water tank, the banana trees & lush vegetation, the city in the background.

Julie said...

CSG does not get my tick either. I would prefer to have a lower standard of living.

Nathalie said...

Has the extraction started in OZ yet?

They're trying to get some exploration work done here (30 km from Avignon) but even that is meeting strong resistance. I hope they get nowhere.

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