Anti-fracking community direct action in New South Wales, Australia
Yesterday, anti-fracking campaigners from the northern rivers, NSW (Australia) joined an escalated protest against coal-seam gas mining in the Pilliga Forest at which two Coonabarabran women locked themselves by their necks to the gates of two sites near Narrabri owned by miner, Santos.
Michelle Webb, a 52 year-old agricultural teacher and sixth generation farmer locked on to the gate of the Leewood wastewater treatment plant said ‘We’ve already seen the impacts to our groundwater from Santos’ exploration activities’.
‘You cannot have the coal seam gas industry and respect our precious water resources – you just cannot have both. The risks of the coal seam gas industry are simply unacceptable,’ Ms Webb said.