A NEW action group will take to Fremantle’s bridges this weekend as part of its fight to protect Australia’s water resources.
Part of the Lock the Gate movement, the Gasfield Free Metro Action Group will join similar groups around the country calling for the protection of waterways from the unconventional gas industry.
GFMAG co-convenor Maria Niermann said Saturday’s event would be the group’s first after having formed less than a month ago.
“We will be standing on the bridges waving banners and letting drivers know that WA is currently at the crossroads in terms of the protection of our water resources,” she said.
“GFMAG has been set up to keep the Government honest on its commitments for the protection of our land, water and health.
“We will be raising awareness, holding film nights, organising market stalls, collecting petitions and generally making sure everyone is up to speed on the risks that unconventional gas poses to our farmland, culturally significant areas, environmentally sensitive areas, our health and our water.
“We want an end to unconventional gas exploration and mining across our state.”
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