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Fracking companies can’t ignore Aboriginal voices

Right now, fracking companies are pushing forward with their plans to open Australia's first industrial shale gas field – and we know the consequences will be devastating for First Nations people and our climate.

These companies, like Origin Energy, are trying to silence Traditional Owners and remote Aboriginal communities that speaking out against their climate-wrecking plans. That's why we are bringing their voices to people around the country.
Origin claim that they haven't received objections from Native Title holders.

Yet they removed Traditional Owners from a meeting where they presented a petition against fracking, signed by 200 Native Title holders.

So while fracking companies like Origin try to squash their voices, we will raise them up.

Stand with Traditional Owners and remote Aboriginal communities of the Northern Territory and share this video now!
The United States is riddled with fracking oil fields, so we know how devastating the impacts can be:

  • Millions of litres of crude oil are spilled from pipelines every year in the United States, destroying land and polluting water.1
  • Wastewater from fracking operations, containing high levels of ammonium, selenium, lead and other toxic contaminants as well as high salts, is frequently spilled from unconventional oil drill sites poisoning streams and lakes.2
  • Globally, over 300 million tonnes of CO2 are added to the atmosphere every year when waste gas is burnt at oil fracking wells.3

In the context of the NT, where a huge drought has 90% of the land mass relying on the same shared underground water sources, the downstream impacts of this would be huge.

[1] 'Top 20 onshore U.S. oil and gas spills since 2010', USA Today, 17 November 2017.
[2] 'Contamination in North Dakota linked to fracking spills', Duke University, 27 April 2016.
[3] 'Zero Routine Flaring by 2030', World Bank, undated.


The more people from around Australia that hear the stories from frontline communities, the more power those communities have.

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