The Nannas were pleased to have an opportunity to talk to Mr Gulaptis about their concerns about coal seam gas mining and the drilling at Glenugie.
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One of the Nannas' current concerns is that our local member has not visited the Glenugie drill site. Such a visit would have given him an opportunity to talk to the locals and to see for himself why they are so concerned about Metgasco's activities in their neighbourhood. In our letter we said that that our representative needed to listen to the views of a wide range of people on an issue as divisive as this is. And obviously the views of those directly affected are particularly important.
From what Mr Gulaptis said, it seems that many local people have not contacted him about their concerns. The Nannas hope that more people do so by either writing to or emailing him or by making an appointment and speaking with him at his office. Actually getting on to our representatives about this issue should be part of our campaign against this invasive industry. Protesting is one part – and lobbying is another. Both are necessary.
Contact details for Chris Gulaptis MP, Member for Clarence:
Phone: (02) 6643 1244
Address: 11 Prince Street, GRAFTON, NSW 2460
With the drill rig about to move from the Glenugie site, there will be relief for local residents – at least in the short term. However, there is concern about just what the future holds. The Nannas and many other locals are concerned about whether this site, and other parts of the Clarence will become part of a gasfield like that around Tara in Queensland.
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