Hands Across the Sand event reaches Scarborough Beach


Hands Across the Sand campaign at Scarborough Beach.
Hands Across the Sand campaign at Scarborough Beach.

A GROUP of Scarborough residents joined together to promote a clean energy future.

They met on Scarborough Beach on Saturday for one of 117 worldwide Hands Across the Sand events.

The group joined hands to draw a metaphorical and actual line in the sand against the use of fossil fuels and raise awareness of potential risks of oil and gas drilling on the community and environment.

Organiser Claire McKinnon said it was a way of uniting the community in the protection of the places they love and the natural environment.

“There is broad community concern across WA of the threats to our water, land and community health from unconventional gas mining and fracking,” she said.

“We joined hands on Scarborough Beach and with the global community to stand strong against such dangerous oil and gas exploration and drilling.

“It’s a critical time for our environment, both on land and for our iconic oceans.”

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