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April 11, 2021

Locals document Gloucester CSG fight

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A local film crew recently travelled to the latest fracking hotspot in Gloucester to interview folk at ground zero and bring their stories into the public eye.

Gloucester beef farmer Ed Robinson. Photo Tree Faerie.
Gloucester beef farmer and activist Ed Robinson. Photo Tree Faerie.

Cloudcatcher Media, a local production team, have released the first in a series of short films showing the human face of Australians living the mining nightmare in a divided community who feel they have been abandoned by the government.

In the first film beef farmer Ed Robinson tells of his concerns about what fracking will do to the water supply and how that will impact on his farm. He also speaks about how the issue of mining has divided the people of Gloucester.

The film crew will travel to Gloucester again this weekend as the protectors decamp in the wake of the current series of AGL’s fracking by Haliburton.

The next two films in the series for Groundswell Gloucester will be released in the coming weeks.

For more information visit the Groundswell Gloucester website.

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  1. Glad to read this story and view this clip!
    Thanks to all involved.

    Further news: Rachel Carson’s home town is in the midst of fracking. And more

    The Fracking of Rachel Carson

    Silent Spring’s lost legacy, told in fifty parts
    Sandra Steingraber http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/7005

    If, having endured much, we have at last asserted our “right to know,” and if, knowing, we have concluded that we are being asked to take senseless and frightening risks, then we should no longer accept the counsel of those who tell us that we must fill our world with poisonous chemicals; we should look about and see what other course is open to us.
    —Rachel Carson, Silent Spring


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