Even the Dingoes don't like it !

What would YOU say?

photo credit ... Kate Ausburn from Lock the Gate National Week of Action 2012.

Des Pensable (copyright) May, 2014.

What would YOU say?

IMAGINE A KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR,,,

Hello I’m Mick I’m from the gas company. I’m here with some exciting news from your friendly local gas company. We’re going to give you a few thousand dollars when you sign this contract allowing us to look for coal seam gas on your property deep underground.

The government and council have approved this as it will help our beautiful country to be self-sufficient in lovely clean environmentally friendly gas. We will need to bring a few trucks and people onto your property but we’ll try to keep any noise to a minimum. Thank you so much and have a nice day.

What would you say ?

Something like... Thanks mate I’ll think about it ...

WHAT IF ... THIS IS WHAT HE REALLY SAID ?

Hello mate we’re going to build gas wells on your land. Don’t bother about complaining to the government they’re happy with us doing it. Sign this contract and we’ll give you a few bucks as compensation.

You can expect trucks, lots of big trucks, in fact convoys of trucks, so we’ll need to knock down your fences and build roads, yeah lots of roads everywhere..

What would YOU say?

Um ... No thanks ...

What if he said ...

You can expect truckloads of men, yellow overalls, hard hats, bulldozers, picks , shovels, cranes, drilling rigs, tankers, pumps, dirt, dust, yes lots of dust and noise , yeah lots of noise, and if it rains there’ll be lots of mud.. oceans of mud !

What would YOU say?

What if he said ...

You can expect tankers of dangerous chemicals Benzene, toluene, formaldehyde, acids, alkalis, poisons, carcinogens , mutagens, cancer and these will probably leak on YOUR land and into YOUR ground water.

What would YOU say?

What if he said ...

You can expect it to lower YOUR property values, harm YOUR animals, ruin YOUR crops, poison YOUR water, affect YOUR health and it might cause localised earthquakes..

What would YOU say?

IMAGINE getting these telephone calls ...

Dring Dring... Hello ...this is the veterinary surgeon ...your dog died ... I think it was poisoned by the Fracking water..

What would YOU say?

Dring Dring.. Hello ... this is the school ...your child is ill ...coughing badly and bleeding from the nose. We think it was the gas from the fracking site.

What would YOU say?

Dring Dring ... Hello mate ... its Bill your neighbour ... that stuff they dumped in the creek killed six of my sheep.

What would YOU say?

Dring Dring ... Hello ... this is your local member of parliament ... the company has assured me that CSG mining is safe

What would YOU say?

WAIT WE HAVE A NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT !!!!

In the news today, another minister has resigned over charges of corruption ... it is alleged at ICAC that he was taking bribes from a company that owns coal seam gas mines.

What would YOU say?

THANK YOU - I WOULD HAVE SAID THE SAME AS YOU ... VERY LOUDLY !

and I'm sure the dingo would have agreed too!

 

you might also like Dodgy Dick the Fracking Engineer.

Updated 15th May 2014.

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