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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Environment Victoria needs support

Dear Blogger readers - there is a lot more than is included in this email from Environment Victoria
  • the development of coal seam gas mining in Gippsland, and proposed for the Otways.
  • so-called New Generation Methane extraction from Permian Coal seams under the Murray Darling regions of  Victoria, and SA.
  • logging in East Gippsland (home of the Victorian Faunal Emblem, the Leadbeaters Possum)
  • Horses and cattle in the Alpine National Parks
  • etc, etc, etc
Denis Wilson (a.k.a. Peonyden)


Dear Denis,

I hoped the worst was over. 
But the attacks just keep on coming. This is an unprecedented onslaught on Victoria’s environment and clean energy future by the Baillieu Government. The list of destructive actions is now so long, I can’t fit them all in this email! 
I’ve been outraged to see decades of environmental protections systematically dismantled to make way for mining, logging and irrigation. The gutting of our Climate Change Act. Their decision to allocate 41 billion tonnes of brown coal for mining from Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, that will produce five times China’s annual greenhouse emissions. 
Now my outrage has turned to disgust with this latest development. As part of the trend toward turning our beautiful green wedges into a suburban wasteland, the Baillieu Government announced six new suburbs worth of urban sprawl for Melbourne. With no plans for new public transport, this means more cars on the road and more pollution. And it’s bad news for the threatened Southern Brown Bandicoot, which depends on the area for a vital habitat corridor.
Victorians love our environment and want clean energy. But they don’t know what’s going on. Once they find out, it will be the people like you and me who hold this government to account and stop the destruction.
There’s no end in sight unless we band together and act now. In these trying times for Victoria’s environment, we are the ones who are going to make a difference.

Thank you so much for any support you can offer. Please share this email with your friends. 

Yours sincerely,

Kelly O’Shanassy
and the Team from Environment Victoria

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