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“Gippsland Is Precious”

Monday 6th May 2013

 Our precious region gets nationwide coverage

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NSW declares no go zones for CSG. Victorian government should do the same.

February 19, 2013

Friends of the Earth Media release.

In a significant shift in policy, the NSW government has bowed to community pressure and announced the creation of No Go Zones for coal seam gas (CSG) operations for urban areas and ‘industry clusters’ like vineyards. Large sections of the state remain threatened by CSG operations.

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Mining magnate Gina Rinehart buys into Victorian coal and gas exploration

Local mining company Lakes Oil has long been trying – without success - to commercialise oil and gas operations in both Western Victoria and Gippsland.

“Today's announcement that Gina Rinehart’s company Hancock Prospecting has invested in Lakes Oil through a convertible notes issue must concern everyone who is worried about the prospect of an on-shore gas industry in the state” said Friends of the Earth campaigns co-ordinator Cam Walker.

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Seven environment groups last week provided a detailed submission to the Federal Senate Inquiry into coal seam gas and the Murray-Darling, arguing that the industry represents one of the gravest new threats that has ever been seen to the Basin.

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East Timor information and film night at FoE

Come and see a fabulous locally made documentary, Heru Ini Lafu; Weaving Life, which gives voice to rural women whose stories are not often told. Hear how women in three remote villages are building positive futures and reclaiming their beliefs through the art of weaving ceremonial cloth known as tais.

At FoE, wed June 9.

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North South pipeline threatens protected species

The compliance report on the controversial North South pipeline prepared by the Sugarloaf Pipeline Alliance shows that the known or possible habitats of a number of vulnerable species, including Matted Flax-lily, the Golden Sun Moth, Striped Legless Lizard, and Growling Grass Frog have been compromised during the construction of the pipeline.

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flooding on the Yea River - what impacts on North South pipe?

The North South pipe is now laid but anti pipe sentiment remains strong in rural Victoria. Melbourne continues to have other options to meet it's water needs - the Goulburn River does not.

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Seaspray goes gas field free

On Sunday July 28, the residents of Seaspray in Gippsland will declare themselves gas field free.

Come along and be part of this community event.