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  • Canterbury Bankstown Council - kick the gas habit / stop NT fracking

    As Canterbury Bankstown locals, we are asking Council to take action to protect our climate and help lower energy bills. 

    Our council can do this by opposing Origin’s plan to frack for oil and gas in the Northern Territory and by assisting local residents to access savings from switching appliances from gas to electricity.

    Canterbury Bankstown Council is a customer of Origin Energy. Origin Energy plans to drill and frack for oil and gas across the NT. New Australia Institute analysis has shown that Northern Territory fracking could be worse for greenhouse emissions than all Australian coal power stations combined. 

    Canterbury Bankstown Council “recognises the need to take urgent action to reduce emissions”.  Council passed a ‘Climate Emergency’ motion in August last year which called for the Premier to “step up” and “act with urgency to address the crisis”. Now it’s time for Canterbury Bankstown Council to step up. 

    In addition to opposing Origin Energy’s plans to frack the NT, Council needs to assist residents to disconnect from the gas network and access efficient, cheaper and safe technologies like induction cooktops and heat pumps for hot water and home heating and cooling (reverse cycle air conditioners).

    Canterbury Bankstown - by population - is the largest Council in NSW, with more than 361,000 residents. What our Council does makes a difference.

     

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  • signed Stop Origin Fracking the NT 2019-05-16 11:49:50 +1000

    Stop Origin Fracking the NT

    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.

    6,276 signatures

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    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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  • signed Protect Our Food and Water 2019-04-10 13:15:18 +1000

    Protect Our Food and Water

    Many regions of the country are now facing one of the worst droughts on record.

    Due to climate change we face more variable rainfall and more frequent, severe fires. Our agricultural productivity is under increasing pressure.

    But coal and gas mines are still targeting many of our best food growing areas and precious water supplies.

    1,603 signatures

    Call on our state and federal politicians to protect our vital food growing land and water supplies.

    (This petition will be delivered to MP’s around the country in the lead up to the next election. See full text below.)

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  • wants to volunteer 2016-08-01 16:02:02 +1000

    Volunteer with Lock the Gate

    At Lock the Gate, we depend on the help of our passionate and dedicated volunteers.

    Lock the Gate volunteers enjoy the fulfillment 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 to protect our land and water from invasive coal and gas mining.

    Please fill in the details below and we will be in touch soon to chat about how you would like to be involved.

     

     

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  • Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining

    330 signatures

    We the undersigned demand the Premier of NSW Mike Baird and his Roads Minister Duncan Gay refuse to close Bulga's Wallaby Scrub Road to allow Warkworth Mining Limited (Rio Tinto) to destroy our convict built heritage road for open cut coal mining.

    The owner of the road, Singleton Council, has reaffirmed its objection to the closure of Wallaby Scrub Road by voting against the closure at their recent meeting. Council is supporting the Bulga community, and we call on the Baird Government to do the same.

    Baird's State Government has ignored the Land and Environment Court and the Supreme Court and abandoned the people of Bulga and Milbrodale in the Hunter Valley. The Commonwealth Government has worked hand in glove with the NSW Government to allow the destruction of world unique woodlands and aboriginal culture and history.

    Wallaby Scrub Road is a heritage road built by the convicts and must be preserved as part of our European heritage. We must not allow a profit driven international mining company to destroy our heritage against wishes of the community and to mine a product which is destroying our planet.

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  • donated via 2015-11-28 11:36:25 +1100

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    Donate to support the Frack Free Kimberley campaign!

    The Kimberley has been identified as one of the most prospective regions in the world for shale gas production. Up to 40,000 wells could be drilled and fracked if the unconventional gas industry goes to full production in the region. 

    Broome community members and local Traditional Owners like Micklo Corpus are at the forefront of the struggle to protect the Kimberley from the inevitable destruction that would accompany fracking and shale gas production. Can you support them by donating to keep the Kimberley frack free?

    Your donation will go directly to the front line of people working to protect the iconic Kimberley landscapes at risk from fracking. All money raised will be used by Lock the Gate to:

    Inform regional and remote Kimberley communities and pastoral stations about the impacts of fracking;

    Produce materials to raise awareness about the threats from fracking in the Kimberley;

    Assist local community groups working to protect their region.

    If you like to make a regular monthly donation, why not join the Gate Keeper family by clicking here

     

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