Fracked gas down the NT pipeline? Add your voice to say “no way”.
The NT Gunner Government is about to approve a new gas pipeline to send our gas to QLD. The pipeline was dreamt up by the former Giles Government to connect planned NT fracking gasfields with the East Coast market.
In the Territory, we are supposed to have a moratorium on fracking. Territorians are participating in the fracking inquiry in good faith, discussing the irreversible risks fracking has to our water, health and other industries like tourism and pastoralism.
But now, our NT Labor Government is approving this major new gas pipeline that will help drive the opening up of fracking gasfields across the Mataranka, Roper Gulf and Barkley regions of the Territory. It’s a betrayal of the inquiry process.
Traditional Owners targeted by the pipeline have been calling for a guarantee that no unconventional fracked gas will go down the pipeline. So far, neither the pipeline company Jemena nor the Government will give this guarantee.
It’s really important that you now take the chance to add your voice to the call for no fracked gas in the pipeline.
Please take the chance to call to leave a message with decision makers now.
(Go on – breathe in and dial, takes a minute and you’ll feel great!)
Speaking tips for leaving your message:
- I’m a Territory resident from (name your suburb)
OR - I'm from outside the Territory and I’m aware of the impacts fracking has had on land and water. I’m concerned about a fracking expansion into the Territory.
- I’m disappointed the NT Labor party is undermining the fracking inquiry by approving major new gas pipeline that could lead us to more fracking.
- I want the Labor Party to wait until the fracking moratorium is over before deciding on the pipeline.
- If you do approve the gas pipeline, I need a guarantee from our Chief Minister that it will not carry fracked gas.
Call and leave a message now:
NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner: 08 8936 5500
NT Resources Minister Ken Vowles: 08 8936 5680
Your local member of NT Parliament: Full list of contacts here
And that's it! Thank you for your time in leaving a message. Getting a personal phone call can make a strong impact, especially when enough people get involved.