Victoria is facing a potential massive expansion of the fossil fuel industry, with exploration licenses being put forward for a range of coal seam gas, gas shale, tight gas, and coal projects.
We need to send a resounding message to the Victorian government that the community does not want new coal or CSG operations in our state.
You can sign our on-line petition here.
Or you can check below to send an email to the Premier, Leader of the Nationals, and three key western VIC MPs calling for an immediate ban on new developments of CSG and coal.
Please feel free to modify the letter, remember to add your details, including your address, and send.
Please forward to your friends and networks.
You can find our call for the government to immediately ban any CSG or new coal developments in the state here.
For full details on our campaign against CSG in Victoria, please check here.
Friends of the Earth
Please cut and paste the following letter (make whatever changes/ additions you want) and email to the Premier and other MPs listed below. Please cc us a copy so we have a sense of how many letters have gone in. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Premier Baillieu
Cc: Hon Peter Ryan, Deputy Premier, Leader of the Nationals
Members of the Victorian Parliament Upper House
The Victorian government must ban coal seam gas and new coal mining
As Victoria faces a wave of exploration licenses for coal seam gas (CSG), coal, and shale gas, there is a growing community opposition to this spreading industry.
Interstate, Liberal and National parties and politicians are standing up against the growth of CSG exploration and mining in rural and urban areas. It’s time your Government let the community know where it stands on this issue.
I call on the Victorian government to ban coal seam gas and coal mining operations until there has been a thorough investigation into the likely impacts of this industry on water resources, farmland and food security, local communities and natural biodiversity.
I expect the government to look after our rural landscapes and communities.
If the Coalition government is to really represent rural constituencies, it must move to legislate against future CSG and coal operations in Victoria as a matter of urgency.