A PACKED Digby Public Hall has voted overwhelmingly to oppose coal seam and ‘tight’ gas ‘fracking’ in the region after a meeting that featured talks by CSG opponents, but no gas industry representatives.
More than 100 people attended the information meeting on Tuesday night, which culminated in a show of hands to see who wanted to “declare our Western District CSG or unconventional gas-free”.
Casterton farmer, Robert Pettingill said he had only a vague understanding of the issue before coming to the meeting.
“I had heard about CSG from what I had seen on (ABC TV show) Landline, but I was disgusted by what I saw.” he said.
“I don’t think it should be allowed in this area and it should never have been allowed in Queensland.”
Another person from the audience, who asked not to be named, said she would like to see more research before coming to a decision.
“I appreciated the format where one side could give their information without interruption or conflict,” she said.
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