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Tasmania in lead up to fracking moratorium expiration

Photo credit: The ExaminerAn excerpt of Frackman screened at Tasmania’s Breath of Fresh Air film festival in Launceston generated lively debate as Dayne Pratzky went head to head with coal seam gas defender Steve Wright, the Director of the Energy Resource Information Centre, who told ABC Radio that environmental fears of fracking were naïve and unfounded.
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In response, Dayne warned Tasmanians of the effects of coal seam gas that he has witnessed, describing the ‘environmental disaster that is playing out in Queensland’ as an ‘absolute travesty.’ He also emphasized the risk that the coal seam gas industry poses to farmers in the region: ‘some of the produce in Launceston is second to none: it’s world class. And having a toxic industry move into your area will potentially ruin that brand.’

A moratorium on fracking in Tasmania is set to expire in March 2015.


As per ABC Drive segment with Penny Terry 4pm - 6pm;

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