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The Politics of Nuclear Waste seminar Sunday 18 September

The Politics of Nuclear Waste

Under strident pressures from Business SA and the Murdoch media, the Weatherill Labor government is moving to open up South Australia as the prime storage site for the radioactive wastes of the global nuclear industry.
Why are South Australia’s elites pushing this macabre re-invention of the state’s economy?
What are the environmental dangers, and the financial risks?
What lies behind the abandonment by the state government of decades of Labor policy?
What are the strategies needed to defeat the nuclear dumpsters?
Speakers:
· Roman Orszanski, Friends of the Earth

· Dan Monceaux, independent film-maker and researcher

· Renfrey Clarke, Anti-Nuclear Coalition

Come and join in the discussion!

Sunday, September 18, 2 pm
Box Factory Community Centre, 2 Regent St, Adelaide
hosted by Left Unity… Read more >>

Defend Renewables: Yes 2 Renewables info night

WANT TO DEFEND SOUTH AUSTRALIA’s RENEWABLE ENERGY LEADERSHIP?…

JOIN US ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13 TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED IN THIS CAMPAIGN TO SECURE JOBS, INVESTMENT, AND OUR CLIMATE:

6:30-8pm The Joinery 111 Franklin St Adelaide

The fossil fuel sector has mounted an aggressive attack South Australia’s renewable energy leadership in recent weeks. These interests are trying to undermine renewable energy’s reputation and intimidate states who are taking leadership, such as the ACT, Victoria, and South Australia.

The fossil fuel lobby will do anything to stop our transition to 100% renewables. They’re prepared to sacrifice South Australian jobs, investment in regional communities, and our climate to protect their own interests.

Yes 2 Renewables are ready to defend renewables… But we can’t do it alone.

Please join us for an informal campaign info night at The Joinery on Tuesday September 13. You’ll meet fellow community members who want to rollout renewables. Snacks and beverages will be available. And no prior knowledge is needed.

SPEAKERS:

Attendees will find out about our strategy to defend South Australia’s renewable energy leadership, secure jobs and investment, and ramp up action on climate change.

* Leigh Ewbank, Yes 2 Renewables national coordinator
* Special guests to be announced.

Please feel free to bring family, friends, and colleagues along.

Any further questions, email leigh.ewbank@foe.org.au

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“Visit your MP training” at the Conservation Council

VISIT YOUR LOCAL POLITICIANS TO SPEAK WITH THEM IN PERSON ABOUT NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPS – THIS ACTION HAS THE GREATEST IMPACT OF ALL!

The action with the greatest impact is contacting your local MP to arrange an in-person meeting to share your concerns. You could also phone them or write them a hard copy letter to send in the mail. You can find your local MP contact details here. If you’re not sure which state electorate you are in, you can find out here.
We know some people are a bit shy about speaking to their MP. To make it easier, the Conservation Council can help. We are happy to talk through points to discuss with your local rep, invite you to come in and make the call from our phones or join us for one of our ‘Talking to your politicians about nuclear waste’ sessions:
There are 2 stand-alone sessions, they are on:

Monday 25 July: 6pm-8pm RSVP here

Tuesday 23 August 6pm-8pm RSVP here

Please RSVP to book your place.

A big thankyou to the Conservation Council of SA… Read more >>

Help protect SA’s Limestone Coast from gas fracking

Please help protect the Limestone Coast from gas fracking by signing the petition letter to the Premier.

https://www.communityrun.org/petitions/protect-the-limestone-coast-from-invasive-mining-and-gasfields?source=facebook-share-button&time=1465768092

Dear Premier,

The South East of South Australia (Limestone Coast) is known for its world famous clean and green produce, including wine, beef, lamb, vegetables, fruit, and crops. Tourism plays an important role, with the UNESCO listed Naracoorte Caves Park, RAMSAR listed Bool Lagoon and Piccaninnie Ponds, the wine trails, beautiful coastal towns, the Blue Lake and other spectacular areas.

The South East makes up 2.2% of the state and contains over 40% of the state’s prime agricultural land. Over $1 billion in food, wine and fibre is produced annually. With significant exports, it is of paramount importance that our ‘clean and green’ image is not compromised by proposed unconventional/conventional gas and mineral mining, which threatens our groundwater, agricultural land productivity and tourism.

We live in the driest state in the driest inhabited continent in the world. The Government released a document “Conserving Nature 2012 – 2020”. ‘Drought conditions are likely to increase in frequency across many parts of South Australia, as a consequence of climate change, particularly in agricultural areas’… Our water is already under severe stress as prolonged dry periods persist in Southern Australia. Our industries and communities are reliant on underground water.

Fracking for shale and tight gas is an extremely water-intensive practice. It requires vast amounts of water and large amounts of chemicals in each fracking operation. Disposal of wastewater from shale and tight gas operations is a serious problem. Shale and tight gas operations can have severe consequences for human and animal health.

The South East’s thin layer of prime agricultural land sits over limestone, which is porous and brittle. The limestone is prone to subsidence and is exacerbated by mining, drilling and fracking. Decline in water levels (such as use for fracking and mining) increase the risk of seawater intrusion.… Read more >>