Sydney Knitting Nannas were there to support them, along with Getup and other groups.
Tamboran acquired Origin Energy’s assets in the Beetaloo Basin in November. Fracking for shale gas is an extremely water-intensive practice. Shale gas is found much deeper than coal seam gas and each fracking operation uses large amounts of chemicals, placing water resources at risk. More about shale gas here.
Nicholas Fitzpatrick, one of the Traditional Owners, recently gave us all this callout:
“Beetaloo is going to open up all this gas and all these problems that point us in the wrong direction. We have had enough. We’ve been protecting country for a long time, we can lead the way, we just need the support from everybody all across Australia to stop industries like this. We need to do the work to heal things, to push for the transition, stick together, and fight – all together.”