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Australian Academy of Science public lecture by Tony Windsor MP

By Academy of Science - 18 September 2012 3

The Liverpool Plains is often referred to as Australia’s food bowl, but beneath its highly-productive soils are rich deposits of coal and coal seam gas worth many billions of dollars.

This lecture provides an overview of the conflicting interests of agriculture and mining in sensitive landscapes such as the Liverpool Plains, and identifies the failures of the planning system to minimise the risk of permanently damaging our best land.

It also discusses the recent signing of a national partnership agreement between the Federal Government and the eastern states on coal seam gas and large coal mining development, which provides for the establishment of an independent expert scientific committee.

The lecture will outline how researchers will map the environmental values of sensitive regions, and then assess the impact of proposed coal or coal seam gas developments both individually and also cumulatively across several projects.

Key to restoring the public’s trust will be the independence of the committee and the way its recommendations are integrated into the state planning system.

RSVPs essential via http://www.eventbrite.com.au/event/4195677384

Further information from Mitchell Piercey on mitchell.piercey@science.org.au

Resolving the conflict between agriculture and mining by Tony Windsor MP

Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Canberra

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Australian Academy of Science public lecture by Tony Windsor MP
Thumper 9:18 am 19 Sep 12

LSWCHP said :

I actually haven’t investigated this in detail. However, I come from a long line of farmers, and my intuition is that to go to Australia’s richest farmland and pump it full of toxic chemicals to get at the underground natural gas is the work of deranged and dangerous lunatics whose actual goal is to poison all our children, and their children, and their children…

My intuitions have been wrong in the past, but that’s how I feel at the moment. I guess the coal seam gas folks have a fracking big PR job on their hands, at least in this part of Giralang.

I have a great deal of regard for Mr Windsor, so I think I’ll get along to this gig and see what he has to say.

Agree with this wholeheartedly.

Yes, there may be be billions of dollars in it, but is it worth the long term damage that may occur to the environment as a whole?

I don’t think so.

Deref 8:15 am 19 Sep 12

LSWCHP said :

I actually haven’t investigated this in detail. However, I come from a long line of farmers, and my intuition is that to go to Australia’s richest farmland and pump it full of toxic chemicals to get at the underground natural gas is the work of deranged and dangerous lunatics whose actual goal is to poison all our children, and their children, and their children…

But…you don’t understand – there’s MONEY to be made! MONEY!

LSWCHP 9:38 pm 18 Sep 12

I actually haven’t investigated this in detail. However, I come from a long line of farmers, and my intuition is that to go to Australia’s richest farmland and pump it full of toxic chemicals to get at the underground natural gas is the work of deranged and dangerous lunatics whose actual goal is to poison all our children, and their children, and their children…

My intuitions have been wrong in the past, but that’s how I feel at the moment. I guess the coal seam gas folks have a fracking big PR job on their hands, at least in this part of Giralang.

I have a great deal of regard for Mr Windsor, so I think I’ll get along to this gig and see what he has to say.

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