How fracking poisoned the water

How fracking poisoned the water

A Special Event – Sun Mar 2, 11am

Hear John Fenton – a Pavillion farmer and resident with 24 gas wells on his farm – speak in person about the battle against fracking in the USA.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found fracking in Pavillion, Wyoming polluted the water. Drinking water is now trucked in by the gas company, and the EPA instructed residents to use a fan when running the water to avoid the risk of explosion from a build up of gas. Water from the bores and taps in the district can be lit and some residents have developed major health problems connected with chemical pollution.

While locally the campaign to stop CSG and protect our drinking water catchment has ensured development can’t go ahead right now, this is far from the end of the story. The industry is still trying to set up shop here, with current exploration licences blanketing the Illawarra. Meanwhile, other communities in Australia and the world are battling to protect their land and water.

Come along and find out more. All welcome!

Sun 2 Mar, 11am – Thirroul Community Centre

More info on John Fenton’s tour of Australia.

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