MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIR JOHNNY WILSON
We have been very busy this year. Our members and Directors have been working hard to protect our country, water and sacred places.
One thing we did was travel to places where tracking exploration has started. We saw with our own eyes the flaring wells to better understand what a big impact it will have.
We worry about what will happen when full scale production begins.
We know that companies and the Territory government are doing everything they can to make sure tracking happens.
But we will keep speaking out so we protect what is important to us, for the sake of our families and their families. We have a responsibliity to protect country.
We have a right to our country, we have a right to say what we want to happen on our country. Fracking is not one of them. Please contact us if you'd like to join us. Or have information about what you see happening on the ground.
I wish you and your families a merry Christmas and safe holidays.
VISIT TO TANUMBIRINI - TO SEE WHAT FRACKING IS DOING TO OUR COUNTRY
We went and visited fracking sites to get a sense of what many hundreds of flaring wells will actually look, feel and smell like if companies move to full production. NITV came along on one visit to a Santos site. They reported:
Uncle Samuel Sandy watches the flames shoot up in front of him. He's shocked, and struggles to comprehend the scene. He's sitting in a van in red dirt country, on a Northern Territory cattle station he used to visit as boy. There's a searing heat and a whooshing like the sound of fierce winds, from flames consuming excess gas from exploration wells, owned by gas giant Santos.
"I have a crunch in my stomach, my tummy is really upset, crying for this Country. Right now I feel sorry for this Country, my family"