Leanne Davis, Lismore
How can using huge amounts of water for coal and unconventional gas mining be the wisest use of an increasingly scarce and valuable resource, when renewable energy is now cheaper than taxpayer-subsidised fossil fuels?
How many people are aware that the eleven new contested coal projects in NSW would do more damage in terms of our water security, greenhouse gas emissions, and farmland destroyed than Adani’s Carmichael mine in central Qld?
The Narrabri Coal Seam Gas project of 850 wells is one project of extreme concern. It is overwhelmingly opposed by farmers and residents of the slopes.
It would draw down on a recharge aquifer of the Great Artesian Basin that farmers, businesses, and households rely on – the same people still struggling through drought.
I hope our politicians rule out this project and so act in the best interests of the rural public and give agriculture a fighting chance to survive future climate challenges.