GasLands movie in Whitsundays

THE international award winning film GasLands will be screened in Proserpine RSL next Wednesday, December 15.

It is being brought to the Whitsundays as a public information service by community group Save Our Foreshore.

The group led the campaign to stop oil shale mining in the Whitsundays and say they exposed the experimental nature and dangers of that industry.

Spokesperson for ‘Save Our Foreshore' Suzette Pelt, said this film was a powerful plea for scrutiny of the emerging natural gas industry.

“In 2006, USA landowner Josh Fox received an unexpected offer of $100,000 from a natural gas company for permission to explore his property,” Ms Pelt said.

“His personal concerns quickly uncovered global ones as it became evident that the multi-million dollar business of “fracking” has contaminated water supplies, the corporate giants are in cover-up mode and the Government is in PR spin mode.

“The 104 minute film is a part travelogue, part expose and part showdown.

“It is described as rough-hewn but poetic.

“It is must-see viewing for a community at risk from a new, massive and powerful industry that has turned its sights on largely unexplored territory – Australia - including a number of sites on the Whitsunday coast.

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