Posts Tagged ‘arid lands environment centre

ALEC tests the water on fracking

Oct 25, 2013 | Discuss

ALEC tests the water on fracking

Jimmy Cocking (Director Arid Lands Environment) In response to the growing exploration for unconventional gas and oil in the Northern Territory, the Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) is holding a Community Meeting on Thursday the 31st of October at 6pm at ALEC, (corner Lindsay Ave and Warburton St) . The meeting aims to gain an understanding of people’s thoughts and concerns on unconventional gas production, particularly around the extraction process of hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking...Read more

Frackingly unacceptable

Dec 09, 2011 | Discuss

Frackingly unacceptable

By Jimmy Cocking, Co-ordinator Arid Lands Environment Centre The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) is gravely concerned about the lax responses by the Territory’s Chief Minister Paul Henderson and Resources Minister Kon Vatskalis, in response to the Central Land Council’s criticism of the lack of regulation for coal seam and shale gas exploration. The Chief Minister’s ‘Don’t you worry about that’ attitude is reminiscent of the Joh-Bjelke Petersen days in Qu...Read more

Alice, Kon, Angela and Pamela

Apr 05, 2009 | Discuss

Alice, Kon, Angela and Pamela

The announcement early last year by international mining giant Cameco that it was intending to re-explore an abandoned uranium site not far from the township of Alice Springs has provoked an intense reaction from many of the town’s residents. There’s been an almost continuous stream of letters to local newspapers and several public gatherings (most notably by Pram Jam, a group of parents with young babies) , 20 of whom who turned up unannounced at Cameco’s offices on a quiet Friday earlier...Read more