Proposed Pulp Mill. People are fighting back.

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Proposed Pulp Mill. People are fighting back.

Postby swiper » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:56 am

Tasmania is the most temperate island in the world and is known for its beauty, but....there is a proposed pulp mill on the agenda!
People are fighting back, read all about it at:
http://www.tapvision.info/
Clean air is one of our most precious resources, essential for our survival and quality of life.
http://www.cleanairtas.com
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People rallied

Postby swiper » Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:15 pm

People rallied in their thousands (somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 depending on which paper you read) to protest the citing of a pulp mill in our Tamar Valley in Tasmania, Australia.
People gathered in the city park and after speeches, marched through the city streets.
Several of these rallies have now been held.
It has turned into a real democracy issue with the government fast tracking legislation so a start could be made (which prevented public hearings) but then granted time extensions to the proponent to raise sufficient capital to build the mill.
Parliament was being held in the city that week; an anti pulp mill tent was set up outside
each day and the State’ Greens introduced a repeal bill into parliament. The bill was defeated by the government and opposition, but 200 people forced the Speaker to clear the House when they clapped the Greens and turned their backs on the other two parties and shouted ‘shame’.
I attended the proceedings to support the people who have supported me following my serious bout of smoke inhalation, and to raise awareness of the amount of forestry residue smoke we have not been able to escape.
Clean air is one of our most precious resources, essential for our survival and quality of life.
http://www.cleanairtas.com
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