Frack­man: One man’s battle

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

CSG: A con­tro­ver­sial is­sue.

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