The Byron Knitting Nannas Against Gas have today launched a ‘Nanna Coastguard’ at the Byron lighthouse.
They were keeping watch for gas ships from the LNG gas plants at Gladstone.
Spokesman Eve Sinton said ‘treasurer Scott Morrison says we need to turn back 15 gas ships a year to keep the lights on in Australia’.
‘About 70 per cent of gas produced in Australia is sold cheaply offshore, leaving Australians short. There is plenty of conventional gas in Bass Strait to power Australia for years,’ she said.
‘The shortage is being used by gas companies and governments to force more gasfields in the Darling Downs and the Pilliga.’
Ms Sinton said the Knitting Nannas had seen for themselves the destruction of farms, communities and the environment from Coal Seam Gas and fracking.
‘There is no need for any new gas or coal development in Australia,’ Ms Sinton said.
‘Renewable technology is already capable of powering Australia. The politicians must stop peddling a fake energy crisis and focus on renewables instead. We want the kiddies to grow up in a world with clean air, land and water.’