Many Australians are against the exploration of and drilling for coal seam gas in protected areas, national parks, on our most fertile agricultural plains as well as in and around cities and towns.
I am proud to join my country cousins who are fighting this battle against governments and big mining companies (often mostly foreign owned) who are pushing coal seam gas and new coal projects to make profits before alternative, green energy sources become the norm in Australia.
Both our governments and the mining industry know they have a limited time to get as much out of the ground as possible for maximum profits. They are not concerned about the environment. But the people of Australia are fighting to have our countryside and our waterways kept unpolluted for this generation and future generations.
I support the Lock The Gate Action Week from 13 to 20 October 2012. Check out their website for all the details. Join Lock the Gate on Facebook and tell our politicians that this is a serious issue for many Australians.