When: 1pm, Saturday 13 October
What: A ‘fracktail’ party will be held outside Fremantle town hall on Saturday October 13, in conjunction with the National Day of Action Against Unconventional Gas Fracking, called by Lock the Gate Alliance.
Dozens of anti-fracking activists will come together, dressed in their evening finest – ball gowns and formal suits - and dance to the music of a jazz band.
Onshore gas fracking has created a storm of controversy on the East coast, where dozens of groups have emerged to oppose coal seam gas fracking in their communities. Now the fracking frenzy is set to spread to WA, where the Perth Basin alone is estimated to hold around 71 TRILLION cubic feet of frackable gas.
The fracking process requires pumping a toxic cocktail of chemicals at high pressure, deep underground and often directly through layers of groundwater. With hundreds of wells needed before a gas field becomes profitable, the risks to groundwater are huge.
CCWA supports a moratorium on all gas fracking activity in WA subject to a thorough Environmental Protection Agency enquiry into the cumulative impacts the process would have on our state.
Where: Fremantle Town Hall
Visuals: Dozens of people dressed in formal attire, protesting fracking in WA. A bar will be serving revelers with ‘fracktails’, murky and suspicious looking mock-tails. Flaming cocktails will also be available for photos opportunities.
Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt and representatives from CCWA, Doctors for the Environment and local anti-fracking group No Fracking WAy will be available for comment.
For further comment:
John McCarten, 0403 900 193