Peoples Blockade- Day 36
Another rainy day has called a halt to QGC’s operations yet again.
Scott has joined Ivan the wildlife carer in a meeting with QGC’s environmental person, and although QGC have stated the tree will remain, they are NOT prepared to put it in writing.
In news today,the federal environment department issued QGC with three penalty infringement notices totalling $19,800 for clearing up to six kilometres of vegetation, to lay a gas pipeline, without the department’s approval.
“The notices given to QGC send a strong signal to companies that the department takes compliance with national environment law very seriously with penalties and breaches enforced,” Ms Webb said
(Nothing like fining QGC pocket change to teach them a lesson…….that’ll really prevent them doing it again wont it?)
Its great to see Kyogle council along with many others, taking the stand Western Downs Regional Council should have already taken.
KYOGLE councillors have unanimously called for a moratorium on coal seam gas drilling until independent research is available spelling out the impact of the practice on water supplies, the environment and communities.
MEANWHILE BACK AT BASECAMP
Our mob at BASECAMP are making the most of the wet weather to relax and regroup,even taking the opportunity to fine tune their “singing” skills.(We dont want to risk them chasing away our supporters now do we?)
Some nice hot homecooked pumpkin soup is on the menu tonight, just what we need to warm our tummies on a cool night.
Plans are in place for the coming days, so all in all we are well prepared.
Our blockade is ongoing,so please come along to BASECAMP whenever you can.
We welcome anyone who wants to support our NON-VIOLENT ACTION!