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Dawn Walker, Tweed Heads

I’m really concerned about CSG mining and the failure of our governments to act on behalf of the communities that elect them. A few weeks ago I went out to the latest mining site at Doubtful Creek, Kyogle, to meet the locals and farmers who are resolutely opposed to CSG mining of their land and worried about the threat it poses to their water.

One farmer had run cattle on this land for generations and he was so concerned about CSG he had taken time out of his busy week to sit with the protesters and offer his support. He explained that the only form of superannuation farmers have is their land and they need to be able to maintain their farms in good condition so they can retire in comfort. CSG threatens to take that away.

This is a serious community issue. The federal government needs to act immediately to implement stronger environmental laws to protect the people and natural assets of the northern rivers from this toxic industry.

 


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