Fullerton Cove media release 23.8.2012

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This is an update from the great people at Fullerton Cove:

Update from Fullerton cove ….Media Release 23rd August 2012, 3.50pm

BLOCKADE CONTINUES, FAMILY FUN DAY PLANNED AT FULLERTON COVE

Sunday 26th August, 10am onwards.

Fullerton Cove Coal Seam Gas Blockade (397 Fullerton Cove Rd, Fullerton Cove)

The Fullerton Cove Residents Action Group is inviting all members of the public to a Family Fun Day this Sunday, at the site of the community blockade against Dart Energy’s coal seam gas drilling project.

The blockade has continued through a fourth day today and two local women at the blockade, Julie Wood and Lisa McDonald, have now been locked to a tractor at the site for more than 24 hours.

“Our family fun day will include rides, music, food, and balloons. Local Fullerton Cove business OFA Showstar will donate a jumping castle and a small Ferris wheel for the event. Osborne is one of many Newcastle and Port Stephens businesses who have overwhelmed us with their support for our cause”, said spokesperson Lindsay Clout.

“This is a great opportunity for people to come down and visit our blockade, and talk to the Fullerton Cove residents about the the threat that coal seam gas poses to the community and the environment.”

The public is also invited to attend a talk on the impacts of CSG tonight, at 7pm, at the blockade site. “Peter Martin, former CEO of Rothschild Australia Asset Management and now convenor of the Southern Highlands Coal Action Group, will visit the blockade site tonight to discuss his recent tour of United States, where he witnessed first hand the toxic legacy of the coal seam gas industry.” said Clout.

“This issue is much bigger than Fullerton Cove. Coal Seam Gas has left a trail of destruction in the United States, and will do so in Australia if State and Federal governments continue to ignore community demands,” said Mr Clout.

“The support for our blockade has been huge. Every day dozens of new people visit the site. Every day we get more donations from businesses around Port Stephens and Newcastle.

We would like to thank the following businesses for their valued support during the week: Stockton Family Meats, Rudders Cottage Bakery Stockton, Stockton Family Fruits, Browns Butchers Raymond Terrace, McDonalds Williamtown, Stockton IGA, Metro Garage Williamtown, Hunter Organics, Natural Tucker, The Fresh Ingredient, Merewether Food World, Festival IGA Stockton, Domino’s Pizza Raymond Terrace, Hunter Meat Wholesalers Stockton” he said.

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2 Responses to “Fullerton Cove media release 23.8.2012”

  1. Jacky Says:

    The local Macca’s are giving 20% off the price of their coffee to the protesters also.

  2. David Horkan Says:

    Macca’s is interesting. Usually the corporates keep clear of controversy.

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