• Petitioning Paul Zealand

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Chief Executive Officer Upstream
Paul Zealand

Cease operations at "Ironbark" coal seam gas project immediately

    1. Rob Rimmer
    2. Petition by

      Rob Rimmer

      Camp Hill, Australia

Since August 2nd, 2013, residents living across the road from Origin Energy's "Ironbark" Project near Kogan, Western Downs, QLD, have been continually showered by an unknown toxic black substance emanating from Origin's project site. The mystery substance, which has so far rained down over thousands of acres, contaminating bushland, farms and domestic water supplies, is accompanied by feelings of nausea, skin and eye irritations, and what residents describe as a chronic lack of physical energy. Despite repeated complaints to Origin and several departments of the Queensland State Government, so far the only people to have approached the residents regarding this problem are the local police, who wanted to know if the residents intended to stage a protest. This disgraceful, negligent and dangerous situation cannot continue. Origin Energy must either cease operations at "Ironbark" until the toxic black rain can be eliminated, or move local residents out of the hazard zone at company expense - immediately.

Paul Zealand, Chief Executive Officer Upstream
Cease operations at "Ironbark" coal seam gas project immediately until the source and nature of the toxic black substance raining on local residents can be identified and its presence eliminated from the area.

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    Reasons for signing

    • isabelle delmotte SUFFOLK, AUSTRALIA
      • 12 days ago

      I might cancel my account with origin energy, and I'm not the only one

    • Wendy Branagan AUSTRALIA
      • 29 days ago

      This is a disgraceful way to treat people and the land.

    • Marsha DeBono ARGENTINA
      • about 1 month ago

      It is deplorable and a disgrace to human evolution. We are going backwards $$ are blocking peoples morals! How can the media hide these disturbing facts

    • Dr Adam Lucas SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      Fossil fuel resources need to stay in the ground.

    • Richelle Munro AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      It should be important to everyone of us, it could be our community next.


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