Gas drilling near the Surf Coast?

In the Torquay area, there are proposals to look for and potentially start production of Tight Gas. Tight Gas generally requires fracking to release the gas from below the ground.

If the prospect of gas drilling operations concerns you, then please come along to this information evening hosted by Patagonia.


Tuesday October 1st

Many people around the world have seen the film ‘Gaslands’, which highlights the risks of unconventional gas drilling. The process of fracking brings the danger of ground water being contaminated with dangerous chemicals.

Gas drilling will also create greenhouse gas emissions, direct physical impacts of building drill rigs, access roads and pipelines, and industrialisation of rural environments.  It is no wonder that most people oppose this process.

In the Torquay area, there are proposals to look for and potentially start production of Tight Gas. Tight Gas generally requires fracking to release the gas from below the ground.

If the prospect of gas drilling operations concerns you, then please come along to this information evening hosted by Patagonia.

It will be a chance to hear about how communities in Gippsland are declaring themselves ‘coal and gas free’, there will be a brief presentation, plus a 20 minute film called Gippsland is Precious, which highlights the good news story of how communities are getting organised to protect the landscapes that they love.

Presented by Friends of the Earth and Quit Coal

Hosted by Patagonia Torquay

Tuesday October 1st
TIME 6pm
116 Surf Coast Hwy, Torquay

Further information: cam.walker@foe.org.au