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Our Land, Our Water, Our Future Campbelltown group - Wine and Cheese Night

posted Jul 23, 2015, 6:46 PM by Sean Donovan   [ updated Jul 23, 2015, 6:47 PM ]

Hi all,

Please pass on to your networks, 

You are invited to our Wine and Cheese Night at Campbelltown Civic Hall on Thursday 30 July at 6pm.

We have had a big win this month: after years of community campaigning AGL announced it will not be expanding its Camden coal seam gasfield! AGL is also divesting from its massive "PEL 2" coal seam gas exploration licence that covered large parts of south west Sydney plus all of our drinking water catchments. 

We hope you will join us to celebrate this important recent victory with an evening of complimentary local cheese, beer from the Macarthur Grange Brewery, and wine from the Hunter Valley... we'll hear from speakers about the environmental and health impacts of coal seam gas and mining, and discuss what comes next in our campaign to permanently protect our region.

Our Land, Our Water, Our Future Campbelltown group warmly invite you to our Wine and Cheese Night: Is it worth the risk? Coal and coal seam gas in our water catchments and residential areas. 

Featuring:

Jacob Raupach, photographic artist with exhibition on CSG at the 2015 Underbelly Arts Festival on Cockatoo Island  

Jacob will talk about his upcoming exhibition at the Underbelly Arts Festival on Cockatoo Island that documents the proximity of CSG wells to homes and farms in south west Sydney.

Kaye Osborne, Illawarra Residents for Responsible Mining spokeswoman
Kaye lives near Wollongong Coal's Russell Vale coal mine that is currently attempting to expand its long wall coal mining activities underneath Cataract Dam which provides drinking water to the Macarthur region.

Pierre Power, Narellan Vale resident
Pierre lives just a few hundred of metres from AGL's producing coal seam gas wells in their Camden Gas Project. Last year these CSG wells leaked gas into the air for over an hour. Now Pierre wants them closed down.

Barb Brown, winemaker and owner of award-winning Ascella Wine
Barb's certified organic vineyard is under threat from the expansion of coal mining in the Hunter Valley. Up until earlier this month it was also under threat from coal seam gas but they won that battle!

Our MC for the evening is Nell Schofield from the Land, Water, Future team.

Please RSVP here. If you're on Facebook you can also RSVP and share the event here.

https://www.facebook.com/events/116212515387739/

See you there,

Daniel Robins
Western Sydney Coordinator
Lock The Gate Alliance, proud partner of the Land, Water, Future Campaign
Ph. 0406 049 8710406 049 871
landwaterfuture.org.au