Join the CSG resistance: See film Gasland for free in Byron
THE resistance to CSG exploration and mining is leading to the creation of one of the biggest social movements Australia has ever seen - and much of it began with the film Gasland.
For many people the film was their introduction to the words coal seam gas and fracking.
Now, as awareness grows, the Palace Byron Bay Cinema is giving you the opportunity to revisit that dawning - or experience it anew - with a free screening of Gasland tomorrow, Friday, March 15 at 10am.
Gasland documents how, while America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower, there are huge concerns about what is coming out of the ground with all that "natural" gas.
Filmmaker Josh Fox received a cash offer to lease his land for drilling and travelled across 32 states to meet other rural residents on the front lines of fracking. He discovered toxic streams, ruined aquifers, dying livestock, brutal illnesses and kitchen sinks that burst into flame.
Members of the CSG-Free group will be at the cinema to provide information about what's happening in the region, including the Byron Bay residents' survey that began at the weekend.