You’re invited to a public forum on the environmental implications of coal seam gas and coal mining in NSW.
Coal seam gas is hailed as the energy source with a smaller carbon footprint than coal. However CSG mining proposed for the Liverpool Plains, Hunter Valley, St Peters, Warragamba Dam catchment could cause considerable environmental damage and loss of prime agricultural lands. This public forum will be chaired by Phillip Adams and opened by Jack Mundey. The panel of speakers include Assoc Prof Stephen Cattle, Univ Sydney Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources – mining effects on soils and agriculture, Dr John Williams, NSW Natural Resources Commissioner and Wentworth Group of Scientists on water resources, Assoc Prof Ruth Colagiuri, Univ Sydney Medical School – health issues, Tim Duddy, Caroona Coal Action Group, Kirsty Ruddock, Environmental Defenders’ Office, Government and Industry representatives. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org