Lock the Gate President comes to the Hunter

Published: September 05, 2011

Lock the Gate Alliance president, Drew Hutton, will be visiting communities in the Hunter region during this week and will be participating in a media conference with local community representatives to discuss directions for dealing with unwanted coal and coal seam gas projects.

The media conference will take place at 9.45 am at Glennies Creek Hall on Tuesday 6 September.

Mr Hutton said this area would be one of the first battlegrounds for an 'Enough is enough' campaign for the whole Hunter region.

"The Hunter is rightly famous around Australia and the world for its beauty and its iconic cultural and economic activities," Mr Hutton said.

"It also has many coal mines and there are plans for extensive coal seam gas tenements.

"What we have found in Queensland is that these extractive activities do not sit easily with existing agricultural, tourism and cultural pursuits.

"That is why we oppose this new Ashton mine and will give full support to landowner Wendy Baumann who has locked her gate on the mining company."

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