Origin claims to stand for “good energy”
But their fracking plans threaten water, land rights and our climate.
The Northern Territory is a beautiful place. But right now, Origin Energy wants to be the first company to experiment with dangerous shale gas fracking, drilling through precious groundwater and dumping the waste on country.
Raise your voice against fracking to stand with communities in the NT and protect our climate.
Every single Origin staff member can play a powerful role in advocating for change within the company.
- Raise your concerns with your manager and colleagues - use the below info as a resource!
- Print these pamphlets for your office bathroom or tea-room and spread the word
- Add your voice to the pledge against fracking and we'll be in touch with more action you can take
What are the issues with fracking?
Origin Energy has so far failed to properly consult Traditional Owners about plans to frack their country. A recent report from the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research (UTS) found that most, if not all, exploration permits issues in the Northern Territory for unconventional gas were issued in the absence of Free, Prior and Informed Consent from Traditional Owners.
Fracking and burning the NT gas reserves would produce more than 60 times Australia’s annual carbon emissions. The Northern Territory is already experiencing the impacts of climate change. Origin Energy’s plans to frack would be a climate disaster. Fracking for gas in the NT will affect us all - but it’s remote and regional Aboriginal communities across the NT who will feel this first and worst - extreme heat waves, water shortages and more extreme flooding could force many communities off their country.
Water is life in the NT, but Origin Energy’s fracking plans threaten precious water resources. Dangerous fracking methods could put our groundwater, creeks and rivers at risk of irreversible pollution. Meanwhile, each frack would require 50-60 million litres of water, according to Origin’s own submission to the NT Fracking Inquiry. Aboriginal communities across the NT are concerned about the impacts fracking would have on our water, our health, our dreaming and songlines.
Stand with communities fighting to protect their country from fracking. Add your voice and we’ll be in touch with actions you can take.