Sunday, September 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
HOW WILL IT AFFECT US?
WHAT CAN WE DO?
A Film & Information Evening
WEDNESDAY 8TH OCTOBER
PITTSWORTH GOLF CLUB
Hill Street, Pittsworth
THURSDAY 9TH OCTOBER
TOOWOOMBA INDOOR BOWLS CLUB
10 Annand Street, Toowoomba
Guest Speakers include;
Pauline Roberts & John Polglase, Caroona Coal Action Group, Liverpool Plains, NSW. www.ccag.org.au
Sid Plant, Farmer & Climatologist, Acland.
Film: Rivers of Shame 2 - produced by Rivers SOS - www.riverssos.com
Organised by Friends of Felton
Thursday, September 11, 2008
A delegation from Friends of Felton met with Andrew McNamara, Minister for Sustainability, Climate Change and Innovation at Parliament House in Brisbane yesterday. The group was accompanied by Stuart Copeland, Member for Cunningham.
Discussion focused mainly on environmental and social matters. The Government recently announced that a Social Impact Statement must be prepared as well as an Environmental Impact Statement before a Mining Lease is granted.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Friends of Felton
Fair Go for Felton
The Premier recently announced a ban on new shale oil developments in Queensland for environmental reasons. In state parliament last week, the Minister for Mines & Energy stated that no new entitlements would be granted until a 2 year review had been carried out.
Friends of Felton were informed by the Premier's dept on 27th August that the Felton project proposed by Ambre Energy was not affected by the ban.
Friends of Felton call for the Felton project to be included in the shale oil ban on the following grounds -
1. The coal-to-liquids process at Felton is very similar to the process planned for the Whitsundays.
2. Shale has been identified in the resource at Felton ( Ambre Energy IAS 15 Feb 2008, pp 10-11).
3. The Whitsundays project threatened the Barrier Reef, the Felton project threatens the Murray Darling Basin.
4. Both projects would emit huge amounts of CO2 - at Felton, Ambre Energy themselves say 3t CO2 per 1t fuel.
5. The technology involved in both projects is equally unproven.
The Premier was quoted as saying "The environment must come first". By including Felton in the shale oil ban, she will demonstrate her concern for the natural environment as well as the political environment.