Wednesday, 2 April 2014

RSWUA general meeting Sunday 4 May 2014

All RSWUA members are invited to a general meeting of the Running Stream Water Users Association on Sunday 4th May 2014, 3 pm at Running Stream Hall. 

We will be hosting a guest speaker at the meeting: our previous president, Nell Schofield, who is now working for the 'Our Land. Our Water. Our Future.' campaign. 

Nell will be speaking about the campaign, which brings together more than 75 community and environment groups, representing tens of thousands of people from across the state. 

'Our Land. Our Water. Our Future.' is working with communities across the state to protect our land and water from the destructive impacts of coal and gas mining. With 80% of the state covered by mining licences and applications, we know the system is broken and it's time for change.

'Our Land. Our Water. Our Future.' polling shows 73 per cent of people in NSW want coal and gas mining banned in our water catchments and near rivers, and about 66 per cent want it off all productive agricultural land. The polling also shows that the majority of people in NSW think corruption exists within the coal industry and Premier Barry O’Farrell is not doing enough to respond. 

The campaign goal is for coal and gas no-go zones to protect farmland and rural industries, water resources, our special wild places, and residential communities. 

With a new petroleum/CSG exploration licence going ahead in the area, and the continuing threat from Centennial Coal's proposed coal mine at Ilford/Running Stream, the RSWUA needs your support more than ever. Please come along for the talk, and stay for afternoon tea afterwards. 

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