Originally published 19Feb2014
Wyomining, Planning Reforms, Wifi Tower Main Arm
Newsletter 144 19 Feb 2014
JOHN FENTON VISIT A & I HALL BANGALOW Monday 24 Feb 6pm
"WARNING FROM WYOMING"
FOOD DONATIONS cakes, savouries, etc REQUESTED!!
John Fenton, Wyoming cattle farmer featured in "Gaslands" movie is touring the East Coast of Australia to give us a first-hand account of what it"s like to live in a gasfield. GFF Byron Shire has donated $500 for the tour, which funds have come from community support, such as the cakes you have already gifted for our on-going campaign to prevent our Shire becoming a gasfield. Once again, we seek your support to provide refreshments for the guests to John Fenton"s talk. He is a charismatic man, and will most likely enliven our resolve to keep on campaigning to be GFF. Hear about the 24 gas wells on his farm and the EPA directing him not to drink the water, bathe, wash dishes or clothes.
THE CHEVRON GUARANTEE
A fracking well at Bobtown, Pennsylvania, exploded and a fire raged for five days with one person missing presumed dead. Chevron wrote to locals apologising for the incident" and enclosed a voucher for a free pizza and 2 litre soda.
GRUMBLES FROM SANTOS IN PILIGA AND METGASCO
Áctivists step up campaign ..." Article from SMH here.
HAZZARD"S NEW PLANNING REFORMS, lacking in ESD principals
If you not sure what these reforms entail, I recommend watching this clip by Mehreen Faruqi, Greens Spokesperson for the Environment, 7 mins. Text is with clip. This was her late night speech to parliament on NSW Planning Bill, 21st Nov, 2013. The Chamber was almost empty where were all the MPs? Do they care?
BETTER PLANNING NETWORK have a form you can click and send to politicians here. The reforms will be debated in parliament very soon, so we need to keep up the pressure.
OUR LAND OUR WATER OUR FUTURE
Click here to send message to Don Page (tick the box next to his name). Easy peasy.
NBN"S WIFI TOWER - MAIN ARM
Mullum Forum will be discussing the safety aspects of radiation emitted by NBN"s proposed WIFI tower in Main Arm. Thursday 20th February, 7pm or 6 pm for shared dinner. Uniting church Hall, Dalley Street, Mullumbimby.
Thanks everyone for your support.
Don't forget the cake next Monday!
new FB page: gasfieldfreebyronshire