COAL SEAM GAS
we have been really amazed at the passion of the community stance in the Northern Rivers against CSG .... and that is fabulous. personally, it is a non-renewable, eco-damaging, money grab by the big business who are pushing the government into doing what they want.
but let's step back ... take that out of it. take the environment out of the argument completely. there are those that come down on both sides of that debate. lets talk about value to the local community. here is the crux of it then.
any gas that is pulled up from the ground
WILL NOT STAY IN OUR COMMUNITY FOR OUR USE
it is be sent via pipeline
out of NSW
up the QLD coast
SHIPPED OUT OF THE COUNTRY
how in the world can the Planning Minister have any credibility when he stands up at the Casino RSM and says that we are running out of energy sources and we need to frac. good grief! he knows the gas isn't even staying here ..... THE GOVERNMENT IS LYING!
what is the benefit? short term i imagine that you would see some additional jobs. but guess what? the energy source isn't sustainable and those jobs will die off.
our Creator God gave it to us
it is RENEWABLE
(which means perpetual, never ending, etc. get the point?)
lets invest in research for cost effective systems that families
can buy off the shelf (not govt rebates, thank you!)
to harness that power source!
oh .... but i forgot .... Metgasco and the others
don't want that .... it would mean their profits would go
down and shareholders wouldn't be happy.
so take the environmental debate out of it if you like, so as not to muddy the water. CSG is not good for anyone in the Northern Rivers. it isn't renewable and it won't be available for us to use.
the community doesn't want it. business are rallying against it. families are concerned about the health impact. and yet, the government continues down this rabbit hole, with no regard to what the people want. here is a link for you to read about the meeting with the Planning Minister at the Casino RSM this past week.
Me on the other hand .... i love the following You Tube Video