A GROUP of Hills women concerned about unconventional gas and fracking are hosting a film screening in Stoneville tomorrow night.
Knitting Nannas Against Fracking is also urging people to sign a Frack Free Future petition calling for a five-year ban on the practice in WA while its safety is determined through an independent consultation and science-based review.
The petition has attracted more than 5000 signatures in a week and also seeks a permanent ban on fracking in sensitive areas such as national parks, productive farmland and water catchments, and the right for farmers, leaseholders and traditional landowners to refuse gas exploration and production on their land.
The film screening is being held at Just Add Passion and gallery owner Michelle Greening said it would inform people about potential dangers of fracking and the need for a moratorium.
“We need to know much more about the impacts this industry might have on our health and environment,” she said.
Frack Free Future co-ordinator Jules Kirby also cited it as a State election issue.
“There couldn’t be a bigger issue for people to consider when casting their vote on Saturday 11th – will the next government protect us from this dangerous and accident-prone industry, or let it rip across our State?” he said.
The screening is at 5375 Richardson Road, Stoneville on March 10 from 7pm.
To sign the petition, visit www.frackfreefuture.org.au.