Environment network to screen seismic testing film
The Community Environment Network and the Save Our Coast group will hold a free screening of the documentary Sonic Sea at the Umina Surf Life Saving Club from 7pm on April 11.
The screening is being held in opposition to a planned approval by the Federal Government of seismic testing for oil and gas off of the Central Coast.
"Join us from 7pm at the surf club for the free screening of Sonic Sea, a documentary explaining the impacts of seismic testing and noise pollution on our oceans," said Community Environment Network chair Mr John Asquith.
"Find out more about PEP11 and the current Federal Government's planned approval of seismic testing for oil and gas pipelines across the Central Coast covering 1000 square kilometres of coastline.
"Please help us stop seismic testing and save our coast before it's too late."
Ettalong resident Mr Hale Adasal of the Save Our Coast group said the film played to a full house of 300 people at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre in February.
"Peninsula residents have requested a local event since then.
"We're very pleased that the Umina Surf Club has a large enough venue to screen the film," he said.
"With 1000 square kilometres of 3D seismic blasting being planned for our coast, this film about the impact of underwater noise is most relevant.
"3D seismic testing involves multiple airguns firing simultaneous intense and explosive blasts into the ocean floor in the search for the best drilling targets for oil or gas.
"Small scale seismic testing for oil and gas has already occurred close to Norah Head in April last year."
Committee member Mr David Abrahams of Killcare said now 3D seismic testing over a vastly expanded test area of 1000 square kilometres was being planned.
"This is a very real issue for the Peninsula area that values its marine life and coastal life style very highly," he said.
Website, 3 Apr 2019
John Asquith, Community Environment Network
Media Release 4 April 2019
Save Our Coast, Central Coast Group