Frackman: One man’s battle
THE Environment Council of Central Queensland and Whitsunday Residents Against Dumping have organised a one-time screening of the movie Frackman.
The movie tells the story of accidental activist Dayne Pratzky and his struggle against international gas companies in Queensland.
Mr Pratzky lived in a small town in central Queensland when a coal seam gas company came to town.
This sparked his David and Goliath struggle, fighting to have CSG stopped – a battle that saw famous shock-jock Alan Jones and former Greens leader Bob Brown sitting on the same side of the fence.
“This is a must-see movie for those that are concerned about coal seam gas in our area,” Environment Council of Central Queensland campaign manager Tony Fontes said.
“At the screening, we will also highlight steps that you can take to get involved in putting the brakes on an out-ofcontrol CSG industry.
“People in the Mackay/ Whitsunday region should not feel too complacent regarding risks of CSG in this region.
“Arrow Energy has even drilled three test wells in Proserpine.
“There is growing evidence from the USA that show the impacts on the environment and human health are very real and very significant.”
Frackman will be shown at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre on Tuesday, May 12, at 7pm.
Tickets cost $18 and can be purchased at the door. Phone 4945 2312 for more details.
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