Coal Seam Gas and Unconventional Mining
The Seat of Clarence has long been recognised as a green cauldron an Australian food bowl and a tourism destination.
Tourism along with farming, fishing and timber are cornerstone industries, which drive the economic activity for this region.
They are long-term sustainable industries employing thousands of people.
The majority of these businesses are still family owned and operated keeping their money in the region.
It is not acceptable any state government in power allow emerging short-term mining industries to decimate existing sustainable industries.
Over the past two years many communities throughout the Clarence Electorate and Northern Rivers using grassroots campaigns have given a voice back to the people.
Many have come out and declared themselves CSG Free after dedicated citizens passionate about this issue have surveyed their communities.
The NSW Chief Scientist, Mary O’Kane, in a recent report highlighted grave risks from CSG mining to human health and water supplies.
This report now gives a set of facts underpinned by science to support and underscore community concerns across the Northern Rivers and Clarence Electorate.
The report made it very clear CSG mining could pollute groundwater and food crops and could place human health at risk.
The report warned health risk evaluations are needed before projects commenced to help protect from the risk of exposure to pollutants and the collective impact of pollutants.
The report states existing studies on unconventional gas mining and human health impacts are inadequate.
Many throughout the Clarence Electorate are also concerned about the effect CSG will have on property devaluations.
Qld MP Glenn Lazarus is now calling for a public enquiry into the CSG industry.
If you would like to make a difference for a healthy clean future and leave a legacy your friends and family will be proud of, you can do four things NOW:
EDUCATE YOURSELF: Read the science and learn the facts from reputable sources.
ACT: Become more than an armchair critic. If the NSW CWA and NSW Farmers and ordinary people like me and many thousands of others can stand up, so can you!
MOVE YOUR MONEY: Switch your super to Australia’s first fossil fuel free superannuation fund called ‘Future Super’. http://www.frackmandivest.com
SWITCH YOUR POWER: And know you are doing the right thing for the planet. Go to a clean electricity provider http://www.powershop.com.au