Origin Energy are lining up to frack the Northern Territory this year, and in the firing line are some magical places, including recharge zones of Mataranka Hot Springs.
Traditional Owners have told us that Origin Energy has ignored their concerns about fracking and not properly laid out the risks involved.Fracking the NT would be a disaster for the landscape, communities and waterways. Plus it would unleash massive emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas, and fuel global warming.
We need to build a powerful movement of people willing to spread the word and take on Origin at every level, from their head offices to their board rooms.6,130 signatures
I will stand up and be a part of the massive people-powered movement to stop Origin Energy’s plans to frack the Territory.
Sign the pledge here and help stop Origin.
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The Adani mine puts our precious water resources at risk - rivers, springs and groundwater.
Can you chip in to protect our water from this dangerous mine?
With your support we can:
- Run water forums in regional areas
- Support graziers to have their voices heard
- Get more expert advice about the impacts of the mine
- Build the campaign to cancel Adani's water licences.
Just $25 today can make a huge difference. Don't let Adani hang Queensland out to dry.
You can also share the Adani pledge on Facebook and Twitter!
Eleven new proposed coal mines in NSW are a massive threat. They will use more water, damage more land and even emit more carbon dioxide than the Adani mega-mine.
Together, the amount of water these mines will use is 23 billion litres per year at their peak. That's more than 9,000 Olympic swimming pools of water. Our water is our lifeblood, and we can't afford to put it at risk. Can you chip in to stop key mine projects before it is too late?
It's not just our water at risk. The mines will destroy farms and forests, damaging a vast area of land greater than the entire city of Newcastle.The massive carbon emissions will put our climate at risk, and threaten Australia with more severe bushfires and heat waves.
Want to know more about the impacts of proposed new coal mines in NSW on land, water and carbon emissions? Read our brief report here.
sharon kinnison posted about Tips to Get Active on Facebook 2017-11-21 10:36:08 +1100Tips to Get Active
Getting involved in a campaign to protect your local community from coal and gas developments is a new experience for many people. The good news is that you are not flying blind – there’s information about the kinds of processes that help.
Scroll down for links to our downloadable tip-sheets.
To make a difference it helps to get people together and form an Action Group - a community group that rolls up their sleeves and pitch in for creative grass-roots work. Local action groups are the heart of the Lock the Gate movement. They are the people working hard across the country to get better protections for the places they live in and love. Action Groups are where we learn, form new friendships, and experience the power of collaboration.
Action Groups are different from the community clubs that people may be used to. They need to be nimble and responsive, so that the work turns over quickly in the often fast-moving campaign.
Our social movement gives birth to many groups. Some thrive, some become rigid, and some groups fade away. If we can learn together how to keep our groups dynamic, our campaign will grow stronger. The key is to continually ask ourselves questions like ‘How could we involve more people? or ‘What did we learn from doing the meeting that way?’ This process of review is called Action Learning. When we do it well, our movement has enormous adaptive power and creativity.
Lock the Gate has developed a series of downloadable Tip Sheets with a range of information to help you build the campaign in your local area, including how to start an action group, and how to keep your group functioning effectively. Please check out the tip sheets below and share them with your group for general discussion.
sharon kinnison posted about Donate on Facebook 2016-03-13 23:30:42 +1100I just made a donation to Lock the Gate Alliance. Can you chip in?
Protect Australia's land and water from reckless coal and gas mining!
Your financial contribution will go directly to the front line of communities working hard to protect this amazing country.
We are not third party campaigners.
sharon kinnison donated 2015-11-30 06:08:00 +1100
Make a Donation!
Can you make a contribution to save the magnificent natural icons of the Northern Territory that are under threat from fracking?
World-renowned tourist destinations like the recharge zone of the Mataranka Hot Springs are at risk from fracking right now.
The NT Government has lifted the moratorium on fracking, and now the gas industry plans to push ahead fast with exploratory fracking.
Your donation will go directly to help save amazing places from being covered with oil and gas wells.
Funds raised will be used to inform Northern Territory communities about the impacts of fracking and to support local community groups working to protect our national treasures.
Donations of $2 or more to Lock the Gate Alliance are tax-deductible.
If you would like to make a regular monthly donation, why not join the Gate Keeper family by clicking here
sharon kinnison wants to volunteer 2015-11-05 16:42:26 +1100
At Lock the Gate, we depend on the help of our passionate and dedicated volunteers. Without the people who generously contribute their time, skills and energy to support our work we would not be able to achieve our mission to protect our common heritage - our land, water and communities - from unsafe or inappropriate mining for coal seam gas and other fossil fuels.
Lock the Gate volunteers enjoy the fulfilment that comes from making a vital difference to the communities they live in. It is also a great way to gain experience, develop new skills, meet new people and get involved in the movement.
If you tick the 'other' box, please be sure to let us know in the comments section what you'd like to help out with! Please also tell us about any expertise and specific skills you have.
sharon kinnison donated 2015-09-08 22:54:53 +1000
GET THIS AD UP ON SKY NEWS!
The Federal Government wants to strip away the rights of communities to object to dangerous mining projects by ripping up our basic legal rights and putting national assets like the Liverpool Plains and Great Barrier Reef at risk.
But Alan Jones has put the Government on notice, and joined us to demand they take this divisive plan off the table. Can you chip in get this TV Ad played on Sky News next week and send the Federal Parliament a message they can't ignore?
With your help we can make sure each and every Federal politician hears the powerful voice of Alan Jones blaring through their parliamentary offices this coming week, as they return for the first time after the Parliamentary break.Donate
By chipping in now, you will be asking them directly to stand up for communities and defend Australia from reckless coal and gas mining giants who are putting our nation at risk. All we're asking for is a fair go, and the basic right to be heard in a court of law.
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sharon kinnison endorsed 2015-11-05 16:36:51 +1100
Bishops, wine-makers, livestock producers and conservationists have penned a joint letter to NSW Premier Mike Baird calling on him to protect our common home from a coal mining industry that is out of control. You can read the full text of the joint letter here
Our common home, our farmland, rivers, villages and bushland are being torn up or ruined for coal mining. How long are coal affected communities expected to wait for the Government to do something to fix up coal mining?
We've put an ad in Mike Baird's local paper, the Manly Daily, and want all of you to give him a call and add your voice to the push to reform coal mining and save our communities, landscapes and rural industries. Can you call him?