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by writer David Arnault
Baillieu has gone but our MESSAGE is still the same. Will the new Premier of the Victoria listen to our concerns.
We the community, want the Coalition Government to provide a master plan for onshore gas expansion into populated areas of Victoria to ensure the future viability of agribusiness, tourism and community health for our present and future generations.
We, the community, want Peter Ryan to explain how his precious Environmental Laws and taxpayer funded agency (EPA) are failing the public, our health and our land.
We, the community, expect that our elected representatives from all levels of government do what they are legislated to do, that is, ensure there is integrity within government and that industry are not allowed to act outside of the law because WE WILL hold you to account.
We also request that all relevant bio-regional environmental reports be released to the community to prevent known significant environmental effects being further impacted by mining developments and ensure transparency by responsible authority.
We demand that any company found non-compliant under licence conditions have breaches enforced to protect worker safety, public health and the environment.
We request that the Coalition Government present to regional Victoria their blueprint which outlines:
- loss of arable land impacts on agribusiness
- safety and liveability of our regional communities through effective management and scrutiny
- economic justification of mining development vs a decreasing social capital
- infrastructure cost burdens to ratepayers
- proposed transit routes for heavy vehicle
- impacts of retention licences on landowners
- how recent and proposed legislation changes to the MRSD and Planning & Environment Acts will balance conflicting interests in favour of net community benefit and sustainable development
- improved regulation frameworks for the Petroleum Act in view of Tight gas expansion.
An appeal against Wellington Council has been lodged with VCAT
14th May is the cut off date to appeal the Planning Permit in VCAT &
17th May to appeal the Work Approval with EPA
EPA has granting a Works Approval for Esso to build a new Gas Conditioning Plant to strip mercury and CO2 from its gas.
This new plant will utilise the Old Longford Oil and Gas plant in Gippsland and will emit a million tonnes of CO2 per year.
See its determination here
Hot Topics -LOOK OUT Gippsland!! Will Lakes Oil be the first company the government gives free rein to?
Fears that the US could become a gas export rival to Australia are firming, after the Obama administration approved more liquefied natural gas exports at the weekend.
Election 2013 News from Peter Gardner “Climate Emergency” Independent Candidate for Gippsland. Read his Gippsland Coast in 2100 from scientific predictions on global warming to political action
See update news
Darren Chester, Federal Member for Gippsland
Can we truly co-exist with an expanding gas industry with no impacts to our future health, land wealth and environment.
Read what the Minerals Council idea is for good mining regulation and our response here why it isn't.
Read the second instalment by writer, David Arnault, for his insightful thoughts
Watch this short documentary about the risks coal seam gas mining poses to our precious region of Gippsland.
Then there was a second spill in early May
Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus pipeline problem — two spills in one month.
"At any case, the effects of corrosion and other deterioration on aging pipelines and other infrastructure continue to present a safety and environmental challenge." Can we see similarities with our own Esso Longford Gas plant with its aging infrastructure and five incidents in as many months - link story her
DIAPERS & POLITICIANS SHOULD BE CHANGED
BOTH FOR THE SAME REASON
CSG in Gippsland - Connect the dots.
- State funded infrastructure upgrades in Mr Peter Ryan's seat:
- New accommodation site at Seaspray.
- Flood proof highway from Longford to Sale.
- West Sale Airport upgrade.
- $1.9b Port of Melbourne upgrade.
- East/West link for improved truck haulage
- Longford Gas plant approved by Wellington Shire and EPA.
- Gina Rinehart buys shares in Lakes Oil Seaspray operations.
- "We are taking an enormous amount of time and effort and care about the prospect of the development of any such industry" Mr Peter Ryan, Nationals (Apr 2013).
- 'CSG has the potential to secure Australia's energy self sufficiency. To turn (our) back on CSG would be fool hardy' Mr Darren Chester, Nationals (Mar 2013).
Lakes Oil's old & putrid wasterwater holding pond in the Wombat Field at Seaspray
Sale group asks Mr Peter Ryan, about the above picture of well pads in Gippsland? Can we see containment ponds? Could they be gas wells
Filmmaker Richard Todd has spent the last two years producing a series of mini-docos capturing the full impact of CSG, both in Australia and overseas - WELL OF TRUTH
TIght gas and CSG have different sources of origin but they still use the same processes - DO NOT BE FOOLED
Here's the GIPPSLAND National's Team - Can you trust them?
Darren Chester - Federal member for Gippsland
Peter Ryan - State member for Gippsland South
Russell Northe - State member for Morwell
Tim Bull - State member for Gippsland East
Go to your elected member and ask what their stand is on Unconventional Gas and are our regulations good enough to keep up with a rapidly expanding oil and gas industry.
- What is regulation without science
- What are our Gippsland Pollies doing about CSG
'This and other information won't be shown on TV or in a multi million dollar advertising campaign like the CSG companies are running but we have something even better, each other. Share this with you neighbours, colleagues, friends and family and together let's expose the political lies and industry spin.'
- The GetUp team