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Coal seam gas – public meeting

Posted in Events, Movements by sashashtargot on October 9th, 2013

16 October , 2013
6:30 pmto8:30 pm


Coal seam gas – what is it and how does it affect the environment and communities?

Find out at a public meeting on October 16 held by the Alternative Technology Association (ATA).

Coal seam gas extraction involves unconventional techniques to extract gas from coal deposits that are otherwise difficult or impossible to exploit.

These new techniques and the challenges posed by them will be discussed by Mark Ogge of the Australia Institute and Monash University’s Dr Gavin Mudd. The meeting will include an overview of the CSG industry, what the infrastructure looks like, the scale of this infrastructure and the economic impacts of mining booms including gas.  Both speakers have an in-depth knowledge of the topic.

When: October 16, 6.30pm for 7pm
Where: Grace Park Lawn Tennis Club, 6 Hilda Crescent, Hawthorn
Cost: Free, but RSVP on the Alternative Technology Association website.

4 Short Films with Q&A: Coal Seam Gas in Victoria

Posted in Events by EcoCentre on July 29th, 2013

12 August , 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Coal seam gas and the term “fracking” came to the media fore with the 2010 release of the film Gaslands in the US.  This is now a very real and present issue in Victoria, with rural communities mobilising to Lock the Gate on the mining companies. They are calling on the government to extend its moratorium on coal seam, shale and tight gas extraction until more robust research data is available on the risk to people and the environment.

Friends of the Earth and Quit Coal will share four enlightening short films that will detail the process of fracturing and explain the issues facing our northern cousins in New South Wales and Queensland where alternative gas extraction is already happening.

The final short film, Gippsland is Precious, will provide an overview of the immediate Lock the Gate campaigns underway across Victoria, leading into a Q&A panel.  This night is a great opportunity to explore how you can stand with rural Victorian communities to protect our food, our water supply and our climate from destructive coal and gas mining.

Date: August 12

Time: 7pm

Cost: $2 at the door.

Venue: Port Phillip EcoCentre, 55A Blessington Street, St Kilda

Bookings essential:

“Don’t Frack The Earth” film and discussion evening

Posted in Events by TransitionTownPortPhillip on September 23rd, 2011

27 September , 2011
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

The Port Phillip EcoCentre, in collaboration with Transition Town Port Phillip & L.I.V.E (Locals Into Victoria’s Environment), is hosting a film & discussion evening, about the risks of coal seam gas mining, currently proposed for Victoria.

The technique, hydraulic fracturing – otherwise known as “fracking” – seriously risks permanent contamination of the water table, land surface, plant & animal health as well as human health.

Join us for the screening of the ABC doco and part of “Gasland”, get informed, enjoy some hearty discussion & a bite to eat.

Tuesday 27 September, 7-8.30pm

Port Phillip EcoCentre
55a Blessington St, St Kilda
Free event, bookings & more info please call 9534 0670