The Rev Fred Nile, Leader of the Christian Democratic Party has called for an immediate moratorium on Coal Seam Gas and any mining process that involves fracking Coal Seam Gas (CSG) in NSW.

Last week, Tasmania extended its moratorium on Fracking for another five years citing serious concerns for landowners, and public & environmental health. Germany, France & New York State have all BANNED fracking.

“We are in a critical time, there is an urgent need to protect NSW and our future water and land from CSG. Our country stands on the brink of being irrevocably damaged by the impact of CSG, with 53% of the landmass of Australia under current exploration license for unconventional mining” said Rev Nile.

Our state’s best farmland, forests and water catchments are under threat from Coal Seam Gas fracking and Coal mining. Even our water catchment here in Sydney is under threat.

Respected leading music entrepreneur and filmmaker Annie Wright has joined the fight standing as the Christian Democratic Party Candidate for the seat of Manly.

In 2013, as a direct response to the gross industrialisation of rural, regional and some sectors of urban Australia by Coal Seam Gas (CSG), Annie formed AUSSIES AGAINST FRACKING, a platform movement and vehicle enabling hundreds of members of the entertainment industry to voice their opposition to CSG. www.aussiesagainstfracking.org

Born in Avalon and raised on the Northern beaches and the North Shore, Annie values our pristine beaches and our distinctive flora & fauna. “I am passionate about our environment and feel very blessed to have been born into one of the most beautiful areas of NSW. I feel a responsibility to protect our resources and environment under threat as we really are the custodians of our country. I have seen first-hand affected areas within Australia, rivers are irreparably poisoned, air is toxic and people are sick.” explains Wright

“Recently we have seen contaminated leaks from coal seam gas projects in the Pilliga State Forest and in Gloucester. Water, agricultural production and the protection of our forests and farmlands must come first.” said Wright

“The future lasts a long time. We must do what we can to conserve water and the environment for the next generation now. NSW must push pause on the coal seam gas industry and put a five-year moratorium in place.” said Rev Nile

 

Rev. Hon. Fred Nile ED., L.Th., M.L.C.

Parliamentary Leader, Christian Democratic Party
Parliament House, Macquarie Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000

Telephone: (02) 9230 2478 | Facsimile: (02) 9230 2098
Email: f.nile@parliament.nsw.gov.au

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