Call for a Moratorium on Coal Seam Gas Exploration and Extraction/Mining
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Support the South Gippsland Shire Councils motion:
“That Council write to the Victorian State Government calling for a Moratorium on the approval of Coal Seam Gas Exploration and Extraction/Mining Licences in South Gippsland pending full public disclosure of all process chemicals used and all other features of Coal Seam Gas Exploration/Mining being shown to be safe.”
Coal Seam Gas Exploration and Mining has resulted in:
Toxic contamination of ground water and aquifers
Lowering of water tables
Large volumes of waste products generally high in sodium and contain other contaminants
Community disharmony and negative social wellbeing.
CSG water may also contain heavy metals, carcinogens such as benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene, and radioactive chemicals that are naturally present in coal seams.
It is important to:
Alert Council to the seriousness of coal seam gas, (CSG) with both exploration and extraction licences and the effects to tourism, farming practices and the social health and wellbeing of the residents within and surrounding the Shire of South Gippsland.
Minimise the communities exposure to health risks
Preserve enhance and manage the shires natural environment, open space and scenic amenities including bushland, remnant vegetation, wildlife, waterways, water and air quality.
Enhance community wellbeing and welfare by following a path of economic development that safe guards the welfare of future generations. There should be equity within and between generations.
To remind the South Gippsland Shire Council of their mission: To effectively plan and provide for the social, built, economic and natural environments that ensure the future wellbeing of South Gippsland Communities.
Ban Coal Seam Gas Exploration and Mining in South Gippsland
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