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March 8, 2021

Lyon and the Snail

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Byron councillor Michael Lyon, and the majority of our political elite, seem to have absolutely no idea!

In his opinion article (December 4) accountant Lyon presented the history of the Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail. It was the kind of ‘It’s going to be a good cricket season for the firies’, ‘Thoughts and prayers’ diversion a politician would give to hide the real issues.

These issues may be: 1. The community of Butler St, the wider community, and NSW Greens don’t want a bypass through their back yards. Just like Councillor Lyon doesn’t want Metgasco fracking on his property.

2. Who approved Council’s estimated $450,000 of ratepayers’ money in legal fees to fight their own community?

3. We are in a climate emergency – the town is under threat of rising sea levels and other impacts, and the Council want to build a $25 million road – a gargantuan carbon bomb!

4. There are seven councillors supporting this outrageous bypass – and we know who they are!

So don’t worry about the forest, the climate armageddon or Environment Protection Laws. ‘It’s not so bad’, said the Lyon to the Snail. ‘You’ll be right mate’.

Remember: Business as usual ensures our extinction.

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