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The Pilliga: Public lands to Preserve or Plunder?

Thursday, 24 Oct
6:00 pm

Armidale Branch of National Parks Association

invites you to share homemade soup & crusty bread at 6pm, with a short AGM followed by:

The Pilliga presentation and discussion at 7pm

When: Thursday 24th October

Where: Kent House Armidale, 141 Faulkner Street;

Dinner & AGM               6.00 pm

Pilliga Presentation     7.00pm

The Pilliga is a unique forested area between Narrabri and Coonabarabran.

What makes The Pilliga so special? What are the concerns regarding the preservation of the Pilliga’s natural and cultural values in the face of the expansion of coal seam gas and coal mining?

What can we do to help care for The Pilliga?

For further information contact Lynne Hosking {mobile prefix oh for}21 043 134 or Pat Schultz {mobile prefix oh for}28 725 852

1 comment to The Pilliga: Public lands to Preserve or Plunder?

  • Tom Livanos

    Locals to the area have been able to see and enjoy the Pilliga Forest for many generations. I have been there myself (thank-you Pat Schultz). It is not only being threatened by the mining of coal seam gas. I have been told that in the 1990s, dozens of koalas could be seen from any one spot. Nowadays, they are only detectable by their scats. Observation: eucalyptus leaves have dried out.

    I am a layperson when it comes to these matters; to me, this is in accord with global warming and climate change. I have also read that that it was those wanting to minimise regulations on the emission of greenhouse gases that changed the terminology from global warming to climate change. Irrespective of the terminology, we are extracting materials from the Earth’s crust and, via a burning process, releasing energy into the atmosphere. Even we laypersons can see this. In the meantime, enough sunlight reaches the surface of the Earth to meet our energy needs (even in 2019) thousands of times over – and we have known of this volume of energy since the 1880s.

    Alas, I will be unable to make it tonight as I am not in Armidale. Please accept my apology and know that I am thankful and supportive of the selfless and important work being done by each one of you who is involved. Thank-you.

    -Tom Livanos.