Over 100 people gathered in Martin Place today to mark 100 weeks of protest of the Santos Narrabri coal seam gas proposal.
Media commentator Alan Jones spoke at the event, criticising the Santos proposal, saying his commitment to stopping the proposal is all about the water. He is calling for the protection of farming from coal seam gas.
David Quince, a grazier from Northwest NSW and living under a Santos coal seam gas exploration licence said, ““The knitting nannas are at the forefront of the battle against this toxic CSG industry.
“It’s is completely unacceptable for Santos and the NSW Government to even be considering putting NSW’s best food growing areas at risk from coal seam gas.”
“Our politicians should be worried about their children’s lunchboxes for tomorrow, because without water, there is no food.
“Santos has plans for five big gasfields across the Great Artesian Basin and some of NSW most productive agricultural land. It’s a nonsense and it must be stopped.
“Premier Berejiklian should do the right thing by the people of NSW, reject the Santos coal seam gas proposal and protect farmland and groundwater,” he said.
Knitting Nanna Christine Rumble said, “Today was a huge success. Our Sydney Nannas are joined with Nannas across NSW and around the world. We are growing and we are unstoppable. We will keep protesting, knitting, writing letters, whatever it takes to stop this polluting coal seam gas project.”
“What they’ve done in QLD with coal seam gas makes me so angry. We have to help people facing this,” she said.
Colin Ryan said, “I’ve been coming to Sydney coal seam gas protests for over four years now after travelling to the Pilliga and Gloucester and seeing the companies treat them like toxic waste dumps.
To mark their 100th straight week of protest, the Nannas marched to Santos’ headquarters to deliver a joint letter about the proposed Narrabri CSG gasfield and its impacts on farmers and important water resources.