IT IS TIME TO CREATE THE NEW STATE OF NORTH QUEENSLAND
Coal Seam Gas exploration is about to start in Far North Queensland. A recent public information day held at Mareeba was visited by 150 people most of whom voiced their opposition to this insidious industry owned and operated by foreign companies, which are exploiting Australian gas reserves to the detriment of the future generation.
There will be little or no permanent work for local people of the districts in which the gas wells operate. There is no direct, lasting economic benefit to the people of Far North Queensland.
The environmental hazards associated with the ‘fracturing’ method of gas extraction threaten the very survival of underground water supplies. Hydrologists believe the Great Artesian Basin could be poisoned by chemical cocktails pumped underground into the fractured water aquifers and that these subterranean water reserves eventually could be contaminated and drained, effectively depopulating the interior of the State in time to come.
A drilling exploration company has been issued with a permit to explore known coal reserves at Mt Mulligan, west of Mareeba, in the iconic Mitchell River catchment.
This will be the start of the Far Northern CSG industry. The LNP State Government in totally controlled by the CSG industry and there will be no respite from it.
An alliance of indigenous groups, conservationists and land owners has initiated the Cairns rally where more information about this destructive industry can be heard.
If you are serious about helping protect FNQ from this foreign-owned scourge come along to the information day at
FOGARTY PARK, CAIRNS ESPLANADE, SATURDAY AUGUST 2, STARTING AT 2PM
For more information please contact: email@example.com
www.lockthegate.org.au or CSG free NQ on Facebook