Mount Gambier council adopts anti-fracking stance
Mount Gambier city councillors have unanimously supported a motion opposing unconventional gas exploration in south-east South Australia.
The council is calling on the State Government to impose at least a two-year moratorium on fracking.
It also wants the South-East Local Government Association to adopt a clear stance on the matter.
Limestone Coast Protection Alliance member Anne Daw says the city council now joins the Robe and Wattle Range councils, which have previously voiced their concerns.
“It is very, very good that the council are putting their voice out there,” she said.
“This is showing support from the community.
“It is not only the general community that have concerns but people on the council that are elected by the people and this also sends a clear message to our State Government.
“Our concerns will always be there as long as these projects are allowed.
“I really wanted to see the laws changed. We certainly are taking away their social licence in the south-east and sending a message to the petroleum companies that we do not want them down there.”
There is absolutely no reasonable excuse for fracking. It is purely a business and money making venture with greed involved at the expense of our beautiful environment and the health of people. There are other free green energies that are accessible if we want it. The government just needs to put greed aside and do it. The earth can survive without humans, but humans can’t survive without the earth. We are slowly destroying earth!
Let’s be part of the solution, not the problem.