The NSW community is under siege from mining and gas exploration that seems to have no bounds. Today there is not a single place in NSW where you can live and be guaranteed mining and gas development will not be allowed.
Jeremy Buckingham will introduce the Responsible Mining (Protecting Land, Water and Communities) Bill into the Parliament to protect our land, water and communities. It is a response to the demands of the NSW public to bring an end to the failed adaptive management and co-existence strategies of successive Governments who have allowed mining and coal seam gas to encroach on our agricultural lands, communities and environment and to put our water supplies and health at risk.
Jeremy will need your support to make this bill law and will be touring the state over the rest of 2012 to continue to build the movement and support for no-go zones where mining and gas development simply should not be allowed. If you would like Jeremy to visit your community please get in touch with the office on 9230 2202.
What: Responsible Mining Bill Launch
Where: Macquarie Room, NSW Parliament, Macquarie Street Sydney
When: 6pm for 6:30pm. Finish around 8pm
Food and drinks provided. Numbers strictly limited to 100
Please RSVP by 7 September to Justin Field at email@example.com
Jeremy will also be presenting the horrifying results of the recent Frack Finding Tour to the United States.
About the Responsible Mining Bill
The Responsible Mining (Protecting Land, Water and Communities) Bill 2012 will introduce no-go zones where mining and gas and other extractive industries will not be permitted. These areas include:
The bill would also empower local councils to prohibit extractive industries like coal mining and coal seam gas by amending their Local Environment Plans. You can read more about the bill here.
We hope you can join us in Parliament for the launch event.