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Where are the gas wells?

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  1. It’s not about visual beauty of the land !
    It’s about what happens under the earth …… The damage caused by fracking , and the work wide evidence that it is DANGErOus!
    For all life ,
    Energy at what cost ?

  2. Thank you so much EchoDaily for sharing this video with your readers. It is so important that information like this is shared with the general public and not just with the protectors, as many of us have visited the areas shown in the video and have seen first-hand the destruction and sickness that this dreadful industry brings with it.

  3. Have been to this area and to Brian Monk’s property which is surrounded by gas fields. Thank you for this response to Metgasco’s question “Where are all the Gasfields?” 100’s of them are shown here on the Western Downs in Queensland, but Metgasco want to put at least 1,000 in the Casino area alone!! Not if we can help it!

  4. Australia is so blessed with massive amounts of resources… why are we choosing not to use them to the advantage of all our citizens/: Why does their wealth potential not translate to support for our health, education and infrastructure systems which could be rivaling those of Norway which through intelligent handling have become an example to the world in elevating what we used to call national ‘commonwealth’? Our rationality has become confused and taken off the rails by the worshiping of the dollar. It’s faulty economics: As the financial sector surges larger our middle class shrinks and we are not only running lower on consumer horsepower and real jobs but we are taking on the sicknesses of corporate dictatorships that now seems to direct our state and federal government what to do: that is talk renewable, but make cuts in research and development and hold high those who deny that climate change is not much to be concerned about. Our elected representatives should be required to wear the logos and colors of the companies they facilitate like grand prix formula one drivers do. Let’s put the cart back in back of the horse.
    rusty miller of coorabell


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