First Nations Telegraph: Pitt hands $7.5m to Sweet Pea for NT Beetaloo Fracking

March 14, 2022 4:03 PM

Commenting on the Morrison government’s latest grant of $7.5M for fracking exploration in the NT’s Beetaloo Basin, Nurrdalinji Aboriginal Corporation has called for a pause on all exploration and approvals until proper consultation occurs with Traditional Owners and the cumulative risks of fracking for water, sacred sites and native animals are better understood.

Nurrdalinji Native Title Aboriginal Corporation members have native title and traditional interests across the Beetaloo Sub-basin/ Barkly region, including in the EMP area of Exploration Permit 136, the subject of Sweetpea’s grant. Nurrdalinji made a submission to Sweetpea’s Environmental Management Plan in late February 2022.

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