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We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

I refer to the letter from Kylie Hargreaves of NSW Trade & Investment published in Echonetdaily.

While the gas ‘shortage’ may be caused by the export of gas by other states, the government has options for how to respond to this.

The view presented by Ms Hargreaves is that the only option is to mine for unconventional gas. What I and others expect of our government is that they will ensure energy security without resorting to practices which damage our health and environment.

Long term planning could replace gas with renewables. The government could also negotiate with the other states and the federal government to ensure energy security. After all, most of the governments at the moment are in the same political party.

To present ourselves as victims of global economics forced to pursue unconventional gas as the only option shows a complete lack of leadership and vision.

This is all without mentioning the questionable political deals that have led to the selling of Australia’s gas overseas without any consultation with the Australian people.

Chris McAllister, Mullumbimby


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