Three cheers for Michael Qualmann for going to extraordinary lengths to obtain the names and addresses of shareholders in Metgasco! (Echonetdaily, February 4). The immoral promotion of fossil fuels and the resulting extreme weather, catastrophic fires, debilitating floods, and civilisation-destroying sea-level rise, deserves to attract substantial financial losses.
This is especially the case when such carbon fuel investors choose to live on the shoreline and expect to be compensated by ratepayers when storm-swept rising seas undermine their sun decks.
John Vaughan’s sickening depiction of community ‘anticipation for coal seam gas for local industry’ (Letters, February 10) is gravely mistaken. The people favour pollution-free renewable energy to power local industry: both biogas and renewable electricity.
Prosperity comes from satisfying peoples’ considered wants, rather than just meeting their perceived needs.
The longer misguided investors push against the will of the people, the deeper will be the economic and environmental rut that they create for us all. When they back the will of the people, and the obvious ecological demands of nature, prosperity will flourish.
Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby