News | 3rd Jul, 2012

Coal mine fight: Taking to the steps

3 July 2012
Melton Weekly

Local produce was the centrepiece of an anti-coal protest on the steps of State Parliament on Thursday afternoon.

Moorabool Environment Group members joined supporters of Quit Coal, Environment Victoria, Greenpeace and other groups to call for a halt to the state government's plans for new coal mines in Victoria.

Local farmers Kate Tubbs and Deb Porter set up a table of fresh food to make their point. "If the plans of [coal technology company] Exergen and Mantle [Mining] go ahead with government approval, then this produce would not be able to be sold as it would be contaminated with heavy metals from the coal dust," Ms Porter said.

Protesters also staged a sit-in at Exergen's Collins Street office.



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