From 2011 until 2017, the Victorian community campaigned hard to win the ban on fracking and the moratorium on onshore conventional gas drilling.
In the midst of an emerging public health crisis, the Andrews government announced that a decision has been made to scrap the moratorium protecting Victorian farmland from risky onshore gas drilling.
This is an appalling move by the government. Climate science makes it abundantly clear we need to keep most fossil fuels in the ground if we are to have a chance of avoiding dangerous climate change and this decision is a profound lapse of judgement by the Andrews government.
RSVP to join a phone link up do discuss what next and how we can stop this.
The restrictions on public gatherings means we are deferring from the face-to-face actions and change the way protest happens to ensure we protect communities.
We know that people are doing all they can to keep families and communities safe, and trying to stay up to date with the important updates related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
While we are doing the same, and only just starting to imagine what campaigning in this era of COVID-19 might look like, this announcement sends us a clear message that our organising and our activism must not stop.
Our voices must not be silent in the face of decisions that put our climate and our futures at risk.
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