Greens MP, Jeremy Buckingham will visit Clarence with Greens by-election candidate Janet Cavanaugh to highlight the threat mining poses to the region.
Tuesday 1st November
WHAT: Jeremy and Janet highlight the threat the antimony mine at Wild Cattle Creek poses to the Nymboida and Clarence Rivers and communities and industries that rely on these rivers. They will urge voters to use the Clarence by-election to send Barry O'Farrell a message on this issue.
WHEN: 10.30am Tuesday 1st November 2011
WHERE: Clarence River Bank near to the Prince St Wharf.
As the Greens mining spokesperson, Jeremy Buckingham has visited the Wild Cattle Creek antimony mine site, the current gold and antimony mine at Hillgrove, and the toxic antimony processing site at Urunga.
Wednesday 2nd November
WHAT: Launch of the Greens' by-election headquarters at Casino - highlights the issue of coal seam gas for the by-election.
WHEN: 9.30am, Wednesday 2nd November 2011
WHERE: Shop 2, Casino Centre Arcade, Walker St (opposite former Civic Centre)
Jeremy Buckingham is the Deputy Chair of the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into coal seam gas and has been prominent opponent of the coal seam gas industry’s plans for expansion. He has introduced a bill into parliament calling for a moratorium on coal seam gas activities.
Janet Cavanaugh - 0429 479 968
Jeremy Buckingham - 0439 460 691