This week Origin Energy has completely divested their stake in fracking operations in the Northern Territory, and Santos has just been ordered to stop work on their gas field next to the Tiwi Islands.
These wins come off the back of a decade of resistance from Aboriginal communities and Traditional Owners – at AGMs, briefing investors, in the courts, and raising the voices of locals on the ground.
The writing is on the wall – gas is over. Companies, banks and governments can see the backlash of what’s to come if they drag their feet on getting out of fossil fuels.
But public money could enable some of these dangerous projects to push ahead. Time to cut the cord.