ANTI-FRACKING campaigners are planning to trumpet their message to every household in Portland and surrounding districts.
A campaign strategy meeting by the anti-fracking movement at the Portland Arts Centre on Wednesday night attracted about 150 people, testimony to the contentious nature of the issue and the fact it is not going to go away.
Wednesday night’s meeting followed an initial public meeting at the same venue a week earlier, which attracted an estimated 350 people.
That almost half the people returned seven days later to have their say in how the anti-fracking campaign will be managed suggests mining companies are facing an uphill battle if public sentiment ranks among their concerns.
Campaigners are hoping the State Government will ban onshore gas and coal exploration and mining in the Glenelg Shire to protect the region’s groundwater supplies from the impacts associated with fracking.
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