Mullaley Gas Information Session Draws Concerned Crowd
Over 200 people attended the Mullaley information session of coal seam gas organised by the NSW Farmers and CCAG Coal Seam Gas subcommittee on Friday morning. Speakers included specialists in geology, soil science, water and legal, personal experiences by farmers of coal seam gas production on properties, Tony Windsor MP and Lee Rhiannon MLC, CCAG and the President of NSW Farmers.
Most speakers highlighted the clear threat to water supplies from this industry and the extraordinarily permissive nature of State governments legislation when it comes to coal and gas mining versus the evisceration of private property rights. Federal MP, Tony Windsor, highlighted the Australian government’s recent creation of the Murray Darling Basin Water Authority as one method by which critical water supplies in food bowls could be protected from now on. We certainly hope this independent authority will lead the way.