Lock The Gate Alliance is a national coalition of people from across Australia uniting to protect our common heritage- our land, water and communities – from unsafe mining. I received this email today:
My name is Sarah Ciesiolka and I am a farmer.
My family lives and farms a few kilometres downstream from Santos’ proposed Narrabri Coal Seam Gas Project in the Pilliga Forest. Each year, year in, year out, our farm produces 50 million potatoes, 1000 tonnes of peanuts and enough wheat to make 3.3 million loaves of bread. We rely entirely on underground water to irrigate our crops, for drinking and for everyday household use.
That is why we are fighting so hard against Santos’ plans for an industrial gasfield near us – the only one now proposed in New South Wales, and why we need your help to stop it.
The risks associated with the CSG industry are so significant that they are considered “uninsurable”.
We approached our own insurance company to mitigate the risk of CSG operations in our locality and to safeguard our assets and livelihoods but were advised that this was not possible.
We’d feel like we were completely on our own, if it wasn’t for Lock the Gate Alliance.
Lock the Gate is a movement of people like me and people like you, city and country, working together to protect the water, landscapes and people of New South Wales and the whole country.
Thanks to the work of people in my community, Santos’ project is terribly delayed and worth nothing to them.
Next week in Sydney, our local group will be in court challenging the approval of their CSG wastewater treatment plant, which the government gave them without proper consideration of the risks.
Lock the Gate will be there with us, bringing city and country people together, united for our love of Australia, its people, its ancient water, its culture and wildlife.
We need you too. Will you join us? http://www.lockthegate.org.au/join
With your help, and the help of Lock the Gate, we can keep my region and its food-producing lands gasfield free.